The Free Software Song

This song was composed by Richard Stallman at a science fiction convention  early in 1991. He chose Sadi Moma as the tune because he felt it was “not too fast or complicated” and was “easy to sing.” The writing of the song is another wonderful story which you can read from here. Even GNU (as always) claims no copyright on this song.

[To the melody of Sadi Moma:]

Join us now and share the software;
You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
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Hoarders may get piles of money,
That is true, hackers, that is true.
But they cannot help their neighbors;
That’s not good, hackers, that’s not good.

When we have enough free software
At our call, hackers, at our call,
We’ll throw out those dirty licenses
Ever more, hackers, ever more.

Join us now and share the software;
You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
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This song is therefore the symbol of freedom and should be known by everyone who support the free software movement. So, its time to be a good neighbor.

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