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May 12 2008   9:46AM GMT

Video: Richard Stallman talks about the importance of free software, GNU, copyleft and open sourcing

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In these videos, Robin Good interviews Richard Stallman about free software and the open source movement. Stallman created the GPL and the Free Software Foundation to protect the GNU operating system from becoming proprietary.

In the sequence embedded below, filmed, the founding father of open source software answers a series of questions. This interview was originally posted at MasterNewMedia.org in 2006 and features commentary and links from Robin Good.

Q: What is free software?
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Q: What are the negative consequences of using proprietary software instead of free software?
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Q: What free software do you recommend using?
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Q: Can individuals and organizations use GNU/Linux in their daily operations?
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Q: What can individuals do to support the open source movement?
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