Two stamps, three bills
my story doesn't fit
like a glove left behind
on the bus
wary of the last guy
at the last stop, still
angry fist with bell
thumb at Brighton ski shop
filled with bikes on sale
much weather, fewer words
"We need to get serious
"You are not fat."
still I don't care
what we get from there
just how we order
I finger the heart
splat in the dust
about the soft wine sweater—
"What if it spills?"
No, we are not primarily fighting with you about movies. We are
primarily fighting to protect our way of making software. Our efforts
are designed to protect our right to modify and reinstall, improve,
and share software. Don't tell us that we're off on some quixotic, romantic
engagement with reshaping the movie business. We're hackers, we make
software. Our concern is protecting the integrity of the process that
makes software. And all the legal devices that we recommend, and all
the trouble that we are making, is to protect our homeland against
somebody else, who wants to come in and prevent us from doing science
and technology the way science and technology should be done according
to us, the scientists and technologists.
-- Eben Moglen, 2006 FSF Associate Member Meeting
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