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Free Software Magazine: Travel and Work

Jul 21, 2006, 01:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Mobily)

"In the free software movement we have a pearl. The pearl has a name: Richard Stallman. While for many Stallman is this madman who only makes half-sense every other day, people who actually know what he does learn how to respect him. Funnily, everybody seems to have a different reason to respect him; until now, my reason was his consistency. He has some very strong ideas, and my God he really follows them through. These ideas aver very important, and even bending them slightly could mean a complete loss of freedom. He was right about software patents from the very beginning; he was right about Caldera... err pardon me, SCO, and had predicted the current disaster (which cost IBM--and therefore the free software movement--millions of dollars) years before it actually happened--I still have his email about it and read it again recently..."

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