"Straight to the point: since mid September I've been using Emacs, trying to evaluate whether I was willing to switch from Vim to it. Yup, that's true, me (user of Vim since the day I've started using GNU/Linux 10 years ago, (not so) active maintainer in Debian of vim and related packages, author of some popular Vim extensions and of vim-addon-manager) it's considering switching to Emacs.Read more »
Mitchell Baker: « We started a conversation a while back about two year product and technology goals. I’d like to return to that discussion...» --Read more »
"Richard Stallman's tour of New Zealand has covered issues of copyright and the free software movement. He is fervently against restrictions on sharing, saying such restrictions are an attack on society.
In this must-hear speech on copyright, Stallman introduces the foundation principles of the Free Software movement and then discusses the origins, uses and abuses of the laws of copyright..."Read more »
"The hackers of the artificial intellegence lab did most of their programing in the lisp programing language [...] They began writing programs in lisp that were unrelated to their work in artificial intellegence.Read more »
"...The describe-project function, bound to C-h C-p, is a 7,500-word essay by Richard Stallman, Emacs' principal author, describing the purpose of the GNU Project (which he founded)... --
The GNU Project
by Richard Stallman
originally published in the book "Open Sources"
"...Here are the [Ogg] multimedia recordings of the talks from GNU Hackers Meeting 2008. A meeting for GNU hackers (maintainers and active contributors) in Bristol (UK)..."Read more »
"...The goal of the Hacker Space Festival is to bring together people from many cultural and technological backgrounds and from different Hacker Spaces and Autonomous zones in France and Europe (and from beyond, if they can attend) to share and show what's going on..." -- via http://artlibre.org/archives/news/315Read more »
"...The principle engine of software development is the work and creativity of hackers. What induces them to strive and invent is a climate of liberty that leaves them in control of their own software. [...] To trust the hacker, to have faith in the hacker, is one of the elements of a value system that favours development.Read more »
ESR: "These are people (mainly adolescent males) who get a kick out of breaking into computers and phreaking the phone system. Real hackers call these people ‘crackers’ and want nothing to do with them.Read more »
"Last week I got the opportunity to fire questions to unarguably one of the most influential and inspirational people of our time.Read more »
"The Third International Forum on Free Knowledge was recently held in Maracaibo, Venezuela, bringing together many people interested in the development of free software worldwide. One reason Venezuela chose to host this event is that, in January 2006, their new free software law came into effect, which mandates that all government agencies migrate to free software over a two-year period.Read more »
"One of the founding fathers of "free software" and an esteemed elder of the hacking community, Richard Stallman has made defending people's freedoms his life's work. That usually means supplying hackers with software and attacking copyright law.Read more »
"What could possibly be better than working on a challenging free software project and helping to create something of real value to your community?
Getting paid for it.Read more »
You may or may not have heard of it, but the PWN to OWN Competition is an annual competition where hackers get together to try to hack into 3 different machines: a Mac, a Linux box, and a Vista box. So far, the results have been both surprising and unsurprising as well.Read more »