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