Why the latest Linux Foundation flame war is
TechRepublicWhy the latest Linux Foundation flame war is a waste of time for open source advocatesTechRepublicHall, described as "Grandmama Frump" on her own site, seems to be wired for angry free software invectives (and can be quite clever and funny), following in the cheery tradition of Richard Stallman, godfather of angry free software language. Even so ...
Posted on 5 April 2017 | 10:45 am
Campus Party traz "papas" da
A Tarde On LineCampus Party traz "papas" da tecnologia para SalvadorA Tarde On LineEm agosto a capital baiana irá transpirar tecnologia nos cinco dias da edição inédita da Campus Party Brasil, que acontecerá em Salvador. O maior evento de ...and more »
Posted on 3 April 2017 | 12:30 pm
Experts: Online trolls are here to stay,
Network WorldExperts: Online trolls are here to stay, unless we do somethingNetwork World... become more systematic, even in supposedly free countries such as the U.S. Terrorism and harassment by trolls will be presented as the excuses, but the effect will be dangerous for democracy,” said free software icon and civil libertarian Richard ...The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News OnlinePew Research Center's Internet and American Life Projectall 18 news articles »
Posted on 29 March 2017 | 7:02 am
"Celui qui pourrait changer le
Le Club de Mediapart (Blog)"Celui qui pourrait changer le monde" : sur les pas d'Aaron SwartzLe Club de Mediapart (Blog)Richard Stallman, Brigitta Jonsdottir, Pia Mancini, Audrey Tang, Larry Lessig, Dominique Cardon et, le génie, le pur, le brillant, le torturé par les maux de notre société et ses forces de contrôle destructrices, Aaron Swartz, sont les lumières qui ont ...
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 5:55 am
Behind the Media Lab's $250000 Disobedience
Metro.usBehind the Media Lab's $250000 Disobedience Award - The TechThe TechWeekly student newspaper of the Massachusetts Institute Technology in Cambridge. Covering MIT news, opinion, arts, sports, and campus life.MIT Media Lab Disobedience AwardMIT Media Laball 5 news articles »
Posted on 15 March 2017 | 10:40 pm
Open Source vs. Chromebooks
The trouble is that it is a short-sighted bargain, as Richard Stallman has pointed out for years. Chromebooks -- and, increasingly, tablets and phones -- are convenient, in that they remove the need to worry about configuring or updating software.
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 3:29 pm
Getting acquainted with Linux: a primer on
GNU stands for GNU’s Not Unix (interestingly, the name doesn’t really mean anything; it’s just a fun name thought out by its inventor Richard Stallman back in 1983.) During the time the only software available was proprietary, which implied it could ...
Posted on 16 August 2015 | 11:03 pm
Can You Get By Using Purely Open Source
And gaming will always be a gray area. Even Richard Stallman, one of the leaders of the free software movement who would probably yell at me for not saying “GNU/Linux” rather than just “Linux”, stated that while he thinks the code in games should ...
Posted on 10 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Police Body Cams Should Turn on
Richard Stallman is famous for creating the GNU operating system, and founding the free software movement, which changed how we develop software. Now he’s published an essay in Technology Review about how police body cams should switch on automatically ...
Posted on 3 August 2015 | 9:35 am
Don’t call it Linux! And other things that
Backstory: Richard Stallman is quite adamant about not having or carrying a cell phone, be it a smartphone or otherwise. One reason, he says, is that these phones always contain at least some non-free software, starting with the firmware and continuing up ...
Posted on 11 June 2015 | 11:01 am