[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Jonathan Calloway jonathancalloway at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 12:59:37 UTC 2012


I think Richard Stallman is the Si Robertson of the Linux world.  Oops... GNU/Linux.

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On Dec 12, 2012, at 6:59 AM, James Nylen <jnylen at gmail.com> wrote:

> The part that got me was:
> 
> "When he started going on about freedom, I thought he was role-playing, and so I played along. Since then, we’ve been inseparable."
> 
> I think RMS is absolutely right that free (as in speech) software is important to preserving our freedoms, and will only become more so in the future.
> 
> Is he an asshole?  Sure.  But I don't think he's wrong.  I also think someone with a less abrasive personality and less radical views would have failed in a lot of the places he has succeeded.
> 
> On Dec 11, 2012 2:22 PM, "Bret McHone" <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, I noticed the date, but was hoping to just add a bit of levity to the thread :)
>  
> Just the thought of Stallman playing WoW and preaching about Free Software to players is hilarious to me.
>  
> -B
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:
> Please
> >
> pay attention to publication date...
> 
> But yes, was actually funny as hell :)
> 
> - --dtb
> 
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