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 danger_nakamura on Tue 20th Mar 2012 23:22 UTC in reply to "Re:"
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Anyway. Stallman is an egoistic


Most probably... he seems to me to have a large ego and good deal of vanity (strange vanity, but vanity nonetheless). Most infuriating to me, he goes out of his way to try and communicate in such a way as to make it appear that he has no ego and is completely community minded. I don't buy it.


ungrateful


How so?


jerk


Possibly, but entirely subjective.


that damages open source.

I don't think he'd mind. He may be upset to learn that his antics have hurt "Free Software," but I'm not sure that there would be any way to convince him of this. I'm not even sure he'd be able to change if he wanted to.

Still, the man has accomplished a great deal despite his self-imposed handicaps.
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