Changing teams through technology -
Northwest Asian WeeklyChanging teams through technologyNorthwest Asian WeeklyOne of his highlights was being mentored by Brian Fox, a programmer for the Free Software Foundation founded by Richard Stallman. “Brian played jazz and chess with no college education. Brian helped me develop a script that took a command-line based ...
Posted on 21 September 2017 | 2:14 pm
Linux: Come for the Kernel, Stay for the
LinuxInsider.comLinux: Come for the Kernel, Stay for the PopcornLinuxInsider.comIt is because of this strong current of free software philosophy in Linux that Richard Stallman, free software's most loyal champion, is more prevalent in Linux lore and popular culture even than Linus Torvalds, the Linux kernel's creator himself ...
Posted on 20 September 2017 | 3:34 pm
Will Microsoft love Linux to death?
TechRepublicWill Microsoft love Linux to death? Shuttleworth and Stallman on whether Windows 10 is free software's friendTechRepublicRichard Stallman is a free-software activist and creator of the GNU OS that forms part of the basis of modern GNU/Linux distros. He believes that Microsoft's decision to build a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) amounts to an attempt to extinguish ...
Posted on 20 September 2017 | 2:54 am
Linux Foundation President uses Apple OS -
FudzillaLinux Foundation President uses Apple OSFudzillaWhile we would argue to death about the extremes of Richard Stallman who refuses to have any proprietary software on his computer, you don't really expect the president of the Linux Foundation to think anything positive about the most closed source ...
Posted on 18 September 2017 | 2:32 am
Why Mobile Linux Fails - Datamation
Why Mobile Linux FailsDatamationThen again, if you asked Richard Stallman, he'd point out that Android isn't free software as it's not using GNU/Linux...but that's an entirely different discussion. Why Android succeeded: Android was made available to multiple carriers whereas early ...
Posted on 11 September 2017 | 2:07 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