How proprietary software disables freedom and discourages solidarity, based on the actions of Apple and MicrosoftRead more »
Richard Matthew Stallman, also known as The Last of the True Hackers, invited for a talk at FRHACK 01, an International IT Security Conference by hackers, for hackers - France, September 7-11, 2009 ...Read more »
With the further recent action taken against Microsoft by the EU antitrust investigators - who Microsoft "supporters" denounce as "scum", for having the audacity to enforce the law against these gangsters, it seems the nature of Microsoft's unethical business practises needs to be spelled out in the simplest terms, so that these "supporters" might finally understand the "problem".Read more »
A summary of new reports that reveal a brutal, unethical system for information control and monopoliesRead more »
For some time now, I've found the Creative Commons philosophy morally troubling in a way that the free software philosophy isn't, without being able to satisfactorily articulate precisely why.Read more »
To pay so much attention to Bill Gates' retirement is missing the point. What really matters is not Gates, nor Microsoft, but the unethical system of restrictions that Microsoft, like many other software companies, imposes on its customers.Read more »
"Richard M Stallman, Leader of the Free Software Movement, will be visiting Kochi on 10th January 2008. He will deliver a talk on 'Free Software in ethics and in Practice' at the Union Christian College, Aluva..."Read more »
"...GNOME is a desktop environment, but it is not just a desktop
environment. It is also based on a philosophy of free software and
freedom. That philosophy sometimes yields specific ethical reasons
for making specific technical choices. To someone who thinks only in terms of technology, these might seem like "favoritism", but favoring the ethical (or what leads to it) over the unethical is right and proper..."
"When Richard Stallman announced the GNU Project back in 1983, he launched a movement that would, in time, transform the software industry. The Free Software Foundation, also created by Stallman and now sponsor of the GNU Project, has become a driving force behind the adoption of the widely used GNU GPL software license.
We discussed some of the more recent developments with Richard Stallman, whose passion for freedom in computing remains intense. The following Q & A explores the goals of free software, progress that has been made, and ways to maintain or instill freedom in software that we use..."Read more »
"Richard Stallman is one of the founders of the Free Software Movement and lead developer of the GNU Operating System. His book is 'Free Software, Free Society'. I caught up with him by phone on December 1/05..."Read more »
Since I wasn't yet as clear as I'd like to be on what can we consider to be free (as in freedom) among works which are not software and not functional and wasn't yet sure what exactly was Richard Stallman's view on this issue I decided to ask him directly. Here is the resulting email conversation.Read more »