Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Linux, GNU and Freedom: RMS (that's Richard M. Stallman) responded to Joe Barr's account of the FSF's dealings with the Austin Linux users group. {source: slashdot}. His constant insistence on calling the system GNU/Linux, although well-founded (read: not completely unreasonable) may rub a *lot* of people the wrong way, but I respect his courage in sticking to his stance. Had a chance to attend his talk in Pune when he visited India (although I missed a chance to have dinner with him). Very entertaining speaker, although he was disappointed when he came to the part of his story about GNU and Linux where he said 'all that the system was missing was the kernel'. Clearly, people thought more of the kernel than he did!

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