"Richard Stallman was reading computer books before he'd ever seen a computer. When the Sixties Revolution was running out of steam, he was liberating MIT computers from behind locked doors and helping set off the next great Boomer movement. Though he disdained hippies and radicals in his youth, today, as the leader of the Free Software Movement, he's a long-haired rebel coder-writer with a cause, and an idealistic thorn in the side of the cyber world's killer-app capitalists..."Read more »
Richard Stallman: High School Misfit, Symbol of Free Software, MacArthur-Certified Genius, BY MICHAEL GROSS, Interviewed in 1999
"Transcript of Richard Stallman's Speech, 28 Oct 2002, at the International Lisp Conference"Read more »
"The most important thing the hacker community does is write better code. Our deeds are the best propaganda we have. Most of us, most of the time, shouldn't be distracted by worrying about beating Microsoft's PR or countering their political moves, because writing good code is in the long run a far more potent weapon than flackery."
-Eric S. Raymond
I put together a scorecard, which shows that every single significant attempt at consumer-music DRM has been cracked. Here it is:Read more »