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[Anarchist_FAQAn Anarchist FAQ. 
SourceForge Project Info - The Anarchism FAQ 
Also be accessed using several different URLs:,,

[Baoill2000] Andrew ” Baoill,
Slashdot and the Public Sphere
First Monday, volume 5, number 9 (September 2000)

[Becker2001] Donald Becker
Linux Network Drivers Webpage

[Bell1998] Bell, T. W.
"Fair Use Vs. Fared Use: The Impact of Automated Rights Management on Copyright's Fair Use Doctrine," 76 NC L. Rev., (1998), pp 557-619.
URL: Ė First Visited: 05/02/00.

[Bezroukov1999a] Nikolai Bezroukov,
"Open Source Development as a Special Type of Academic Research (Critique of Vulgar Raymondism),"
First Monday,
volume 4, number 10 (October),
URL:, accessed 4 March 2002.

[Bezroukov1999b] Nikolai Bezroukov,  "Response to the letter of Paolo Pumilia"  First Monday, volume 4, number 11 (Novemeber, 1999), Letters to the Editor,
accessed 4 March 2002.

[Bezroukov1999c] Nikolai Bezroukov, "A Second Look at the Cathedral and the Bazaar," First Monday, volume 4, number 12 (December), at, accessed 4 March 2002.

[Bezroukov2001a] Nikolai Bezroukov. Portraits of Open Source Pioneers. Ch.3 Prince Kropotkin of Software (Richard Stallman and his Anarchistic GNU Project))

[Bezroukov2001b] Nikolai Bezroukov. Portraits of Open Source Pioneers. Ch 4: A Slightly Skeptical View on Linus Torvalds

[BSD1979] The 4.4BSD Copyright

Jordan J. Breslow: 'Copyright Law', 1986, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA, (Online:

[Kelty2001]  Christopher M. Kelty. Free Software/Free Science. First Monday, volume 6, number 12 (December 2001), URL:

[Cholmsky1996] Noam Chomsky,

[Chomsky1996] Noam Chomsky, Q and A on Anarchism

[Coleman2001]  Chris Coleman  Lineo's GPL Compliance Tool  O'Reilly Network, Oct. 04, 2001.

[DiBona1999] Chris DiBona, Sam Ockman and Mark Stone (editors),  Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution. 1999. Sebastopol, Calif.: O'Reilly & Associates.

[IEoF2002] Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

[FSF1998] The BSD License Problem. Free Software Foundation, 1998-2002. URL:

[FSF1991] GNU General Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) Version 2, June 1991

[FSF1999a] GNU Lesser General Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)  Version 2.1, February 1999

[FSF1999b] Various Licenses and Comments about Them - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

[Fox2002] Mark Fox, Technological and Social Drivers of Change in the Online Music Industry
First Monday, volume 7, number 2 (February 2002),

[Hackvan99]  Stig Hackvšn Reverse-engineering the GNU Public Virus - LinuxWorld [No 9, 1999]

[Hardy1941] Godfrey G. Hardy.  A Mathematician's Apology London, 1941. Reprint edition(1992) Cambridge Univ ISBN: 0521427061. 153 pages

[GCOM2000] Gcom Inc. Linux GNU License and Gcom Drivers White paper.

[Hannemyr1999] Gisle Hannemyr  "Technology and Pleasure: Considering Hacking Constructive," First Monday, volume 4, number 2 (February, 1999), at, accessed 4 March 2002.

[Giffuni1999] Pedro F. Giffuni. The GPL vs. Capitalism  Daemon News. June, 1999

[Gnotices2000]  Using GPL incompatible components?  August 22, 2000

[Gordon2002] Shawn Gordon Linux for the rest of us., March 18, 2002. URL:

[Gregbillock2002] Stolen open source a corporate legal risk, 04/09/2002

[Kaplan1999] Freedom Can Be Slavery

[Kidd1999] Eric Kidd. Why you might want to use the Library GPL for your next library. Published in Issue 38 of Linux Gazette, March 1999

[Kim1984] Quality Rules. From the President, 1994 Harvard Computer Society.

[Krishnamurthy2002] Sandeep Krishnamurthy.
Cave or Community?: An Empirical Examination of 100 Mature Open Source Projects
First Monday, volume 7, number 6 (June 2002),

[Lancashire2001] David Lancashire.
The Fading Altruism of Open Source Development
First Monday, volume 6, number 12 (December 2001),

[Latour_Woolgar1979]  Bruno Latour and Steven Woolgar, Laboratory Life: The Social Construction of Scientific Facts. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage,  1979.

[Makhno1932] Nestor Makhno. Open Letter to Spanish Anarchists 1931, Probuzdeniye No. 23-27, June-October 1932 The Nestor Makhno Archive

[Maxwell1999] Michael Maxwell Restrictively Unrestrictive The GPL License in Software Development  Daemon News May, 1999

[Markoff2000] John Markoff  "The Concept of Copyright Fights for Internet Survival,"
accessed 4 March 2002.

[McMASTER1984]  McMASTER UNIVERSITY. Statement on Academic Ethics 1984. Approved by senate April 30, 1984 with changes September 1, 1986 and May 28, 1987

[McMillan2002] Robert McMillan. Sun's McNealy Questions Open Source's Value to Java Industry (An Interview with Scott McNealy CEO, Sun Microsystems)., August 9, 2002

[Melton2001] Tres Melton. License trouble everywhere LWN - Letters to the editor URL:  2 Jun 2001

[Merton1973] Robert Merton,  The Sociology of Science: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations. Edited and with an introduction by Norman W. Storer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973.

[Meyers2000]Bertrand Meyer,
The Ethics of Free Software 
Software Development, March 2000. 

[MICROSOFT2000a] Microsoft,  Questions about GPL

[Moglen1999] Eben Moglen
 "Anarchism Triumphant: Free Software and the Death of Copyright,"
First Monday, volume 4, number 8 (August 1999),
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[Mozilla1999] Mozilla Public License version 1.1

[Mozilla2001] Mozilla Relicensing FAQ

[MySQL_AB2002] MySQL News FAQ on MySQL vs. NuSphere Dispute

[Oncoresystems2002] GNU Public License Clarification

[Penguinista2002] Scott Toderash. Stallman's Biography Triggers Many Discussions. April 3, 2002 URL:

[Priestley1999] Matthew Priestley Honest News in the Slashdot Decade First Monday, volume 4, number 8 (August, 1999).

[Proudhon18xx] Proudhon, Pierre Joseph . What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government. Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library

[QNX2001] James MacMillan Why are we rewriting the QNX RTP audio drivers  QNX Software Systems Ltd. 2001 (QNX Developer's Network / Developer Article Series)

[REDHAT2002] Trademark Guidelines

[Raymond1998a] Eric S. Raymond,  "The Cathedral and the Bazaar," First Monday, volume 3, number 3 (March, 1998), at, accessed 4 March 2002.

[Raymond1998b]  Eric S. Raymond,  "Homesteading the Noosphere," First Monday, volume 3, number 10 (October, 1998), at, accessed 4 March 2002.

[REGISTER2001] Free software would have prevented foot and mouth, BSE, Hatfield rail crash - RMS  Register (April 2001 ) at

[Samuelson1996a] Pamela Samuelson, 1996a. "Regulation of Technologies to Protect Copyrighted Works," Communication of the ACM, volume 39, number 7 (July), pp. 17-22.

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[Scott2001] Brendan Scott, 2001. "Copyright in a Frictionless World: Toward a Rhetoric of Responsibility," First Monday, volume 6, number 9 (September), at, accessed 4 March 2002.

[Shavell&Ypersele1999] Steven Shavell and Tanguy van Ypersele, 1999. "Rewards versus Intellectual Property Rights," National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper number w6956, abstract at, accessed 4 March 2002.

[SLASHDOT2000] Slashdot Sun Finds & Exploits Hole in the GPL Update

[Softpanorama2002] Softpanorama Computer Humor Chronicle, Vol 14, 2002. URL:

[Stallman1985] Richard Stallman.  The GNU Manifesto

[Stallman1998] Richard Stallman.  Netscape Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

[Stallman1999a] Richard Stallman.

[Stallman1999b] Richard Stallman. Why you shouldn't use the Library GPL for your next library, LinuxToday, Feb 1, 1999 URL:; Also at FSF Website, URL:

[Stallman1999c] Richard Stallman. Freedom and the GNU GPL - Oct 4, 1999, 1999

[Stallman2001a] Richard Stallman.  The GNU GPL and the American Way, 1999

[Stallman2001b] Richard Stallman. Why "Free Software" Is Better than "Open Source," in GNU Project - Free Software Foundation, Aug. 20, 2001. Accessed Oct. 22, 2001,

[Stallman2002a] Richard Stallman  Linux, GNU, and freedom, May 20 2002

[Stallman2002b] Richard Stallman  RMS condemns per-seat licensing Linux, GNU, and freedom  Linux and Main, May 31 2002 URL: Accessed May 31, 2002

[Strasser1991] Mathias Strasser
A New Paradigm in Intellectual Property Law? The Case Against Open Sources

[TAHD2000] The American Heritageģ Dictionary of the English Language,  Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000 (Fourth Edition).

[TechnoJoe2001a] TernoJoe,
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[TechnoJoe2001a] TernoJoe,  CyberCommunism New Threat for the New Millennium, January 19, 2001 URL:

[Toderash2002] Scott Toderash.
Stallman's Biography Triggers Many Discussions. April 3, 2002


[Williams2002].  Sam Williams 
Free as in Freedom 
O'Reilly March 2002  240 pages, ISBN 0-596-00287-4

[Zawinski1999]  Jamie Zawinski.
Emacs Timeline.
Jamie Zawinstki personal home page( ), 1999.



Groupthink : Two Party System as Polyarchy : Corruption of Regulators : Bureaucracies : Understanding Micromanagers and Control Freaks : Toxic Managers :   Harvard Mafia : Diplomatic Communication : Surviving a Bad Performance Review : Insufficient Retirement Funds as Immanent Problem of Neoliberal Regime : PseudoScience : Who Rules America : Neoliberalism  : The Iron Law of Oligarchy : Libertarian Philosophy


War and Peace : Skeptical Finance : John Kenneth Galbraith :Talleyrand : Oscar Wilde : Otto Von Bismarck : Keynes : George Carlin : Skeptics : Propaganda  : SE quotes : Language Design and Programming Quotes : Random IT-related quotesSomerset Maugham : Marcus Aurelius : Kurt Vonnegut : Eric Hoffer : Winston Churchill : Napoleon Bonaparte : Ambrose BierceBernard Shaw : Mark Twain Quotes


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