This put Dan in a dilemma. He had to help her–but if he lent her his computer, she might read his books. Aside from the fact that you could go to prison for many years for letting someone else read your books, the very idea shocked him at first. Like everyone, he had been taught since elementary school that sharing books was nasty and wrong.
Jarrod thank you for helping me discover this nice essay by Richard Stallman.
If you liked his essay then I’m sure that you will like this earlier blogpost.
This directory describes the philosophy of the Free Software Movement, which is the motivation for our development of the free software operating system GNU.