"... «I ask you to please always call it Free Software because that way you will encourage other people to pay attention to the question of freedom. The term Open Source was formulated by people who did not want to talk about freedom and that is the stupidest thing any people can do.Read more »
"With all the doom and gloom over the recent financial meltdown where bankers and stock speculators are making it difficult for the rest of us while getting a free ride from the government (it’s best you not get me started), you might think that this event alone would be a sign of the apocalypse.
Nope.Read more »
RMS: « ...I am sure it IS effective for convincing people to use [Emacs] when that is more convenient. I want to convince people to insist on freedom even when it is inconvenient..." »Read more »
"Richard Stallman will speak about the Free Software Movement, which campaigns for freedom so that computer users can cooperate to control their own computing activities. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, often erroneously referred to as Linux, specifically to establish these freedoms."Read more »
"I've been working these past days on a book review about the free software movement, and have thought it could be a good idea to post it here (not the whole text, just an excerpt) because it is really related to the main topic of this blog. The book is 'Free Software. Free Society', by software freedom activist and programmer Richard M. Stallman..."Read more »
I don’t think it would surprise anyone that I respectfully disagree with this statement. I’m very supportive of his concern about cloud computing, and I agree that it’s something that the Free Software and Free Culture communities need to address. But in rejecting all network computing, I think RMS has thrown out the baby with the bathwater.Read more »
"Web-based programs like Google's Gmail will force people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that will cost more and more over time, according to the free software campaigner [...] «It's stupidity. It's worse than stupidity: it's a marketing hype campaign,» he told The Guardian..."Read more »
"Few people had access to computers back when Richard Matthew Stallman realized the then-nascent software industry was adopting a business model based on denying software users their four essential freedoms, and that he could do something about it.Read more »
"Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the initial announcement of the GNU Project, a pioneering initiative to develop an operating system that gives all users the freedom to modify it and publish modified versions, individually or working together.Read more »
"Twenty five years ago , on September 27 1983, Richard Stallman announced his plans to 'write a complete Unix-compatible software system called GNU (for Gnu’s Not Unix), and give it away free to everyone who can use it'..."Read more »
“Twenty-five years ago on September 27, 1983, I announced a plan to create a completely free operating system called GNU — for ‘GNU is not Unix’. As part of the 25th anniversary of the GNU system, I have written this article on how our community can avoid ruinous compromises. In addition to avoiding such compromises"Read more »
«... I hope this book will aid the efforts to convince Tamil Nadu to follow the path of Kerala: to migrate the public schools to free software. - Richard M Stallman, Sep 11, 2008 ...»Read more »
## In this issue
* Software Freedom Day
* Happy Birthday to GNU!
* GNU Planet
* gNewSense 2.1 released
* Spring 2008 Bulletin available online
* Submit your nominations for the 2008 Free Software Awards
* On the savannah, where the gnu roam...
* DRM down under
* Free Hexen and Heretic!
* Malaysian Government Dept switches to OpenDocument
"During an intensive three day period, participants from the Phillipines, Mexico, Tanzania, USA, and many other countries around the world, not excluding Spain itself, gathered around the Free Knowledge, Free Technology conference in Barcelona.Read more »