Free Software Movement

29 Jul 2022 10:23 - 29 Jul 2022 02:30
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    • I just want to say, that while I find Richard Stallman pretty personally intolerable (back in the old days at MIT I'd regularly have to get in-between him and women he was trying to "charm"), he's probably had a bigger impact on technology than anybody else I can think of. His politics are kind of liberatarian, but he hacked the very nature of property, and has done more to alter capitalism than most leftists.
    • This revelation hit me a few years ago when I bought a new Sony flatscreen TV and the first thing to flutter out of the box was a sheet that included a copy of the GPL and a list of all the free software packages that were incorporated into the product. Something like this. Stallman's unwashed thumbprint is everywhere.