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DissidentVoice: Free as in Freedom, Part Two

Feb 19, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I was fortunate to have found the perfect guide for my journey through the politics of GNU/Linux past and present, Ben Okopnik, Editor-in-Chief of the Linux Gazette (LG). Yoga instructor and practitioner, Unix instructor and practitioner, writer, editor and Linux aficionado, Ben was both open to new ideas, familiar with 'old' ones, and willing and able to point me in the various directions I needed to go to 'explain the GNU/Linux model' to mostly non-technical 'left' and 'progressive' readers.

"Okopnik wrote, 'Linux is inextricably political--and deliberately so, from its very inception. The OS itself is a tool, as sharp, bright, and beautiful as it may be; creating a better world, in which human beings cooperate rather than fight each other 'to achieve the same exact ends' which is, from my perspective, the goal...'"

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