Metaprogramming and Free Availability of Sources

Richard Stallman
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 21:10:44 -0400

    On the other hand, may i suggest that convincing government officials
    to pass must-come-with-source-code laws is even less realistic. 

We are talking about a situation where copyright laws are abolished,
at least for software.  That is a situation quite different from the
present.  To get there will require considerable public pressure.  The
same public pressure could well achieve must-come-with-source-code
laws also.

    that's true, but you do have the choice of other hardware that does
    come with specs.

In some cases, there is no alternative hardware that has published
specs, or it is considerably inferior.