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Free As In Freedom

Author : Sam Williams
ISBN : 1532924305
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copyright (c) 2002 Sam Williams. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited ( as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

Free As In Freedom Paperback

Author : Sam Williams
ISBN : 9781449324643
Genre : Computers
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Chronicles the life of the computer programmer, known for the launch of the operating system GNU Project, from his childhood as a gifted student to his crusade for free software.
Category: Computers

Free Software Free Society

Author : Richard Stallman
ISBN : 9781882114986
Genre : Law
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Essay Collection covering the point where software, law and social justice meet.
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Codice Libero Free As In Freedom

Author : Sam Williams
ISBN : 9788850311224
Genre : Computers
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La storia di un genio eccentrico del software, a partire dalle sue esperienze scolastiche e universitarie, fino alle battaglie combattute contro le grandi corporation. Idealista e rivoluzionario, Stallman ha dato il via al movimento free software che sta scuotendo le fondamenta di tutto il mercato informatico, rappresentando un inevitabile punto di confronto per colossi come Microsoft. Secondo Stallman, il prodotto dell'ingegno deve restare libero: il codice sorgente di qualunque programma rappresenta un bene comune e, proteggerlo con brevetti e copyright, andrebbe considerato un crimine contro l'umanità. Un saggio illuminante che, dipingendo il ritratto di una delle figure più importanti nella storia dell'informatica, mostra i retroscena di una battaglia occulta tra il movimento per il software libero e i grandi interessi commerciali. Per tutti coloro che vogliono capire come funziona il mercato del software nel mondo, come si è arrivati alla situazione attuale e quali sono le possibilità che ci riserva il futuro.
Category: Computers

Freedom For The Thought That We Hate

Author : Anthony Lewis
ISBN : 9780465012930
Genre : History
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More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government, the corporate boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. This extraordinary freedom results not from America's culture of tolerance, but from fourteen words in the constitution: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment. In Freedom for the Thought That We Hate, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis describes how our free-speech rights were created in five distinct areas—political speech, artistic expression, libel, commercial speech, and unusual forms of expression such as T-shirts and campaign spending. It is a story of hard choices, heroic judges, and the fascinating and eccentric defendants who forced the legal system to come face to face with one of America's great founding ideas.
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Free Book

Author : Brian Tome
ISBN : 9781418588656
Genre : Religion
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"I am a fanatic about freedom. And I'm fanatical about coming at you hard in this book." Maybe you're not as free as you think you are. Even worse, you may have been duped into believing that a "balanced" life is the key to happiness (it isn't) or that a relationship with God is about layering on rules and restrictions (nope). Whether it’s media-fueled fear, something a parent or teacher said that you just can’t shake, or even the reality of dark spiritual forces bent on keeping you down, something is holding you back from the full-on freedom God intends for you. The Bible says, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." Not fear. Not guilt. Not morality. Freedom. You can have the sort of joy you thought only kids could have. The day of freedom is here.
Category: Religion

Freedom Evolves

Author : Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN : 9781101572665
Genre : Philosophy
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Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers “yes!” Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how we alone among the animals have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. Weaving a richly detailed narrative, Dennett explains in a series of strikingly original arguments—drawing upon evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy—that far from being an enemy of traditional explorations of freedom, morality, and meaning, the evolutionary perspective can be an indispensable ally. In Freedom Evolves, Dennett seeks to place ethics on the foundation it deserves: a realistic, naturalistic, potentially unified vision of our place in nature.
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Development As Freedom

Author : Amartya Sen
ISBN : 9780307874290
Genre : Business & Economics
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By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.
Category: Business & Economics

Freedom Of Speech

Author : David K. Shipler
ISBN : 9780307947611
Genre : Political Science
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"From the longtime New York Times reporter, best-selling author, and Pulitzer Prize winner-- an expansive, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America. David Shipler's recent best seller, The Working Poor, cemented his place among our most trenchant social commentators. Now, he turns his keen, illuminating focus to another endangered American ideal: freedom of speech. Through selected accounts of First Amendment invocation and infringement, Shipler maps a rapidly shifting topography of political and cultural norms: parents in Michigan rallying to teachers vilified for their reading lists; conservative ministers risking their churches' tax-exempt status to preach politics from the pulpit; national security reporters using techniques more common in dictatorships to avoid leak prosecution; history teachers in Texas quietly navigating around a conservative curriculum to give students access to unapproved perspectives. Anchored in personal stories--sometimes shocking, sometimes absurd, sometimes dishearteningly familiar--but encompassing a theme as sweeping and essential as democracy itself, Freedom of Speech brilliantly reveals the triumphs and challenges of defining and protecting the boundaries of free expression in modern America"--
Category: Political Science