It was RMS live yesterday !!As a part of the ongoing techfest @ NITK all of us had a chance to hear RMS :)
Lemme try to put some of his words i liked most..- Mr Stallman started his talk with the four pillars of freedom..and with a few words on the GNU philosophy..
- Speaking on the right to modify the source code of softwares..rms explained the case :
</p> Suppose i am an user of a proprietary software n i want some modification in the software..Now since i don't have access to the source code..i will go to the developer and sort of beg him get the modification done.. And here the developer (master) would \*think\* , \*analyse\* and would say, "hmm the next modification would be released in a few months". After a few months, when the person (servant) approaches the developer..the developer says, "Yeah, here is your upgrade..buy it for some 150\$ and check out if the changes you wanted have been done !!" <p> So the person buys out the upgrade only to find that still there are some more features needed !! and with/without his knowledge he ultimately falls into a vicious cycle which would only end if he kicks proprietary software n enters the kingdom of free software :)
- According to rms, “Linux” is a kernel itself (most of us take
Linux as an Operating System) and its the “GNU”
- Finally we had a chance to see Mr Stallman as a saint of the EMACS church :D