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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Most sane people actually think that free software is a convenience,

This depends greatly on your definition of sane. I'm not sure that I agree with this statement at all. Mind you, I'm not at all convinced that the subset of people that would qualify as well-adjusted to a society necessarily belong to the subset of people that are sane. I could think of other adjectives...

unfortunately Richard Stallman is quite clearly a bit mental and a bit of an arse.

Yes, he seems to be. I wouldn't rent an apartment to him or have him for dinner - I find him personally repellent and I'm not convinced of his overall mental stability.

However, none of this impacts on the validity of his views on this subject.

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