Toronto Star: Freedom's Forgotten Prophet (Richard Stallman)
Oct 10, 2000, 00:58 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Judy Steed)
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"But if [Richard] Stallman is winning the war, he is losing the
battle -- for credit...."
"Red Hat's Web site lists the major milestones in 'open source'
software, beginning in the 1970s with AT&T's Unix system and
jumping to Torvalds' kernel in 1991, completely bypassing Stallman.
(Red Hat does, however, provide a link to the GNU Web site, but
most people have no idea what it represents.)"
"Stallman failed in a number of ways, says Eric Raymond, a board
member of VA Linux Systems (which sells workstations loaded with
Red Hat Linux). 'Richard is one of the best programmers to ever
walk this earth, (he is) an innovative genius of design, but...his
rhetoric didn't work. It turned off business. The term 'free
software' is ambiguous. And he didn't produce a kernel.'"
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- Editor's Note: On RMS(Sep 18, 2000)
- Winer on RMS: "I think we're on the same
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- Richard Stallman: Response to Dave Winer on Python Licensing(Sep 11, 2000)
- Richard Stallman: KDE Followup(Sep 11, 2000)
- Stallman on Python 1.6, the CNRI License, and the GPL(Sep 08, 2000)
- LinuxNews.com: Community Responds to Stallman's Linux Today Editorial(Sep 07, 2000)
- KDE: Response to Stallman Editorial(Sep 06, 2000)
- Stallman on Qt, the GPL, KDE, and GNOME(Sep 05, 2000)
- UPDATED: LinuxPlanet: Conned by the Gnomes [revised with Stallman comment](Aug 23, 2000)
- Upside: My lunch with Richard(Aug 23, 2000)