The GNU Project's First Milestoneby@samwilliams
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The GNU Project's First Milestone

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Copyright Act of 1976 gave programmers and companies the power to assert individual authorship over communally built programs. In such a system, companies, not hackers, held the automatic advantage. Stallman says he began to sense the beneficial nature of copyright sometime around the release of Emacs 15.0, the last significant pre-GNU Project upgrade of the free software version of the program. The free software project's first milestone was a Lisp-based version of free software called GOSMACS. Stallman: "Encouraging others to adopt the same licensing practices"
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