League for Programming Freedom
League for Programming Freedom (LPF) was founded in
1989by Richard Stallmanto unite free softwaredevelopers as well as developers of proprietary softwareto fight against software patents and the extension of the scope of copyright. Their logo is the Statue of Libertyholding a floppy diskand tape spool.
The single event that had the most influence on the creation of the League was Apple's lawsuits against
Microsoftabout supposed copyrights violations of the look and feelof the Macintosh as copied in Microsoft Windows. After the lawsuit ended, the League went dormant, to be resurrected when software patents enforcement and threats became increasingly troublesome.
* [http://progfree.org/ Official website]
* [http://progfree.org/History/history.html LPF history page]
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