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Help Protect the Rights to Write Both Nonfree and Free Software

The League for Programming Freedom is inactive now and its website is archived. Please join our End Software Patents campaign!

The right to write both nonfree and free software is threatened by software patents and by “look-and-feel” 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 interests.

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.


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