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OfB.biz: What's Gnu: RMS on UnitedLinux, Free Software

Jun 13, 2002, 22:00 (37 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Butler)

"OfB: Now that it has been almost two decades since your original GNU announcement, is GNU where you thought it would be?

"Very much not. At the outset I vaguely expected that the GNU system would be running in five years. I did not expect GNU would attain great popularity among people who were not interested in freedom, nor that they would think it was something other than GNU and developed by someone else.

"I also did not expect that a rival movement which rejects the users' freedom as an ethical imperative and caters primarily to business would try to co-opt our work--but in retrospect I think that is something a more politically savvy person might have predicted..."

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