Help Protect the Rights to Write Both Nonfree and Free Software
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The right to write both nonfree and free software is threatened by
interface copyright lawsuits.
The Free Software Foundation fights these threats in many ways.
These include support for and being a member of
League for Programming Freedom.
The League is a grass-roots organization of professors, students,
business people, programmers, users, and even software companies
dedicated to bringing back the freedom to write programs. The League
isn't opposed to the legal system that Congress
intended—copyright on individual programs. The League aims to
reverse recent changes made by judges in response to special
The FSF urges you to join us in fighting these threats by helping the League.
The League is not connected with the Free Software Foundation,
and is not concerned with the issue of free software. The
FSF supports the League because, like any software developer smaller
than Microsoft, it is endangered by software patents, and interface
copyrights. You are in danger, too! It would be easy to ignore the
problem until you or your employer is sued, but it is more prudent to
organize before that happens.