Monday, January 02, 2006

information slogans

Information should be free
- Peter Samson, 1959

Information wants to be free. Information also wants to be expensive. Information wants to be free because it has become so cheap to distribute, copy and recombine ... It wants to be expensive because it can be immeasurably valuable to the recipient
- Stewart Brand, 1987

... all generally useful information should be free. By "free" I am not referring to price, but rather to the freedom to copy the information and to adapt it to one's own uses.
- Richard Stallman, 1990

Information wants to be free recognizes both the natural desire of secrets to be told and the fact that they might be capable of possessing something like a "desire" in the first place
- John Perry Barlow, 1994

Information wants to be free ... but it wants to keep you under surveillance
- Graham Greenleaf, 1999

Reference: Information wants to be Free ... by Roger Clarke

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