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copyrighted in 1987, were derived from two Xerox
copyrighted in 1981.
Apple wanted to stop people from writing any program that
In the weeks after the suit was filed, Usenet
with condemnation for Apple. GNU
, John Gilmore, and Paul Rubin decided to take action
against Apple. Apple's reputation as a force for progress
non-Apple computers worse. They therefore campaigned to
discourage people from using Apple products or working for
Apple or any other company threatening similar obstructionist
In 1995, the LPF and the FSF decided to end the boycott.
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