Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 19:12 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the authorities. Initiatives like SOPA promote diligent monitoring of communication channels. Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.
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testman
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2007-10-15

Although I don't quite agree with everything written in the article, RMS did correctly predict a lot of things that are going wrong with tech today (locked bootloaders, anyone?). I still think he's a nutjob, but a likeable one (at least more likeable than Jobs or Ballmer).

Even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day.

Was a decently written article... up until your last paragraph where you somehow degenerated everything into hollow Fandroidism.

Judging by your down-moderation, I don't think the Fandroids liked that one bit. :-)

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