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  Why Human Rights Requires Free Software
Subject:   Now that you've clarified...
Date:   2002-10-13 06:30:46
From:   adamsj
Response to: The above is dead wrong.

...please explain exactly how the use of GPL-licenced software specifically for use in human rights work has an impact on commercial software or economic development.


Also, I'm curious exactly what you mean by "the fundamental right to earn a living by improving technology". I wasn't aware that I had a fundamental right to earn a living in any trade.

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  • Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    2002-10-13 13:25:57  brettglass [View]

    Article 23

    (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

    (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.

    (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

    (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

    (See http://www.udhr.org/UDHR/udhr.HTM)
    • which point...
      2002-10-17 21:40:13  david_given [View]

      hola,

      I am not sure which one of the above points you think covers:
      the fundamental right to earn a living by improving technology

      can you elaborate?

      thanks
      davids