Richard Stallman believes the U.S. patent system damages the software industry.
Richard Stallman vehemently believes that software should be free, and treated with the same reverence as free speech.
He’s a musician, a dancer, a character actor, and the last great hacker. What’s not to love?
Richard Stallman, the grand old man of open source software and president of the Free Software Foundation, is calling Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux “spyware” and calling on the open source community to uninstall the software, shun the company, and “give Canonical whatever rebuff is needed to make it stop.”
Don’t worry, hell has not frozen over. But the White House is very definitely not doing business — or government, rather — as usual. The U.S. government has released a repository of open source code for allowing citizens to create and vote on petitions, the same functionality that drives WhiteHouse.gov.