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Lessig: How much RMS has won

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by freebeer Comments (1)

Lawrence Lessig:
“Just returning from the iCommons Summit in Sapporo, Japan. The Free Beer project made a showing, with a locally brewed version. But this ad caught my eye: “Free Beer” for “500 yen.”

We’re now at the stage where (at least some) the RMS conception of “free” is clear enough so that even “free beer” is “free as in free speech” such that a price running with the free beer seems (again, to a select set no doubt) perfectly natural.”

http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/how_much_rms_has_won.html

free beer 500 yen iSummit 2008

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18 November 2010 @ 11:31

[...] cocktails and other occasions where I’ve had the chance to sip some non-free beer freely. An entry in the Free Beer blog (which in turn references an entry in Lessig’s blog) got me thinking about the free speech [...]

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