Richard Stallman wants to popularise the term GNU/Linux instead of using the currently popular term Linux. He correctly states that the term Linux, besides being thoroughly inaccurate, totally fails to introduce new users to the legal and philosophical concepts that underlie the basis of the GNU/Linux OS; but is it feasible to make such a change at this late stage?Read more »
An old video interview with Stallman reveals early expectationsRead more »
Free Software Foundation chairman and all around computer freedom guru Richard Stallman has written an article for the BBC entitled ‘It’s not the Gates, it’s the bars’.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 »
I have here a collection of 20 of my favorite quotes from the famous free software evangelist and living legend Richard M. Stallman.Read more »
The newly formed Manchester Free software Group hosted Richard Stallman in Manchester or the first of May.
Talking on the subject of Free Software in ethics and practice", RMS drew a crowd of more than 300 people to the event, run in association with the BCS and IET.
Richard Stallman just switched to an OLPC XO, for the free bios, and at that same moment in time, Nicholas Negroponte made some odd statements about Windows and the OLPC.Read more »
Yesterday I attended an inspirational talk from Richard Stallman that contained many familiar bits, a healthy dose of humour and an interesting questions session, which touched on the AGPL, GPLv3 and other currently-debated topics that are more about the present than about the past.Read more »
It’s the last day of the month once again. To our avid readers, you may already know that it is time once again to honor an über geek whose works and life changed the course of technology, particularly the field of computing. So without further a do, let’s give importance to a very famous free software evangelist, the living legend himself, Richard M. Stallman.Read more »
The visit of the Free Software Foundation leader Richard Stallman to Russia in March 2008 could be canceled because of the problems with too-late visa application. A part of the trouble appeared to be Stallman's rejection to get help from Victor Alksnis, the State Duma member and the only Russian politician who helps Free Software and Open Source movements in Russia.Read more »
Many of us know that governments can threaten the human rights of software users through censorship and surveillance of the Internet. Many do not realize that the software they run on their home or work computers can be an even worse threat. Thinking of software as "just a tool", they suppose that it obeys them, when in fact it often obeys others instead.Read more »
But today while reading Glyn Moody's Rebel Code, I came across this paragraph that describe about the hero of free software, Mr Richard Matthew Stallman, that I would really like to quote and share with you:Read more »
Before he could even take the stage, Mr. Stallman's way was blocked by a squad of ninjas (Picture 1, Picture 2) reenacting an XKCD webcomic.Read more »