Linked by Linux Review on Tue 20th Mar 2012 17:07 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source It's been a while since we caught up with Stallman. But a couple months ago we took a look around at what's happening with law, politics and technology and realized that he maybe perhaps his extremism and paranoia were warranted all along. So when we were contacted by an Iranian Linux publication and asked if we would like to publish an English translation of a recent interview they had done with Stallman, I thought that it was a particularly rich opportunity.
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by kurkosdr on Tue 20th Mar 2012 17:53 UTC
kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

"He's not pretending anything."

Really? Stallman never loses an opportunity to remind people how "Free Software" can't have DRM and how switching to free software is a way to make sure you will be free of DRM. When asked about how DRMed "free software" can be tivoized to pervent people from changing it (if it's tied to specific hardware), he will claim such software is not really free, despite the fact it is according to the definition, free.

". On the other hand money hungry monopolists and crooks will always try brush off anything that stands in their way, no matter Stallman or not."
And thanks to Stallman claiming that banning or avoiding proprietary software is the best way to avoid DRM, they have another excuse in their disposal. ("you just hate proprietary software and are using your anti-DRM campaign as a vehicle to force us to open our software.

Anyway. Stallman is an egoistic ungrateful jerk that damages open source. Access and distribution rights over the source code is a priviledge (a convinience), not a right.

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