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Displaying items by tag: RMS

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:51

Stallman quits FSF, MIT over comments on sexual assault

The founder of the free software movement, Richard Stallman, has resigned both from his position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as president of the Free Software Foundation after his remarks about the late Jeffrey Epstein's victims evoked outrage.

Published in Open Source

Two of Australia’s travel technology companies — GoSeeAustralia and RMS — have joined forces to deliver what they claim is the country’s first integrated online booking channel and customised industry-specific website solution for the Australian caravan and camping industry.   

Published in Deals

The founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, will undertake a tour of Brazil and Argentina beginning later this month.

Published in Open Source

Richard Matthew Stallman is a stubborn man. And it is this trait of his above all else that has spawned the wonderful world of free and open source software, a world that was barely hinted at when he wrote the first document about his intentions.

Published in Open Sauce

Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman has got caught up in the politics of the Middle East, being forced to cancel some talks scheduled in Israel.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 11 November 2010 09:28

Is Linux really free software?

Is the Linux kernel really free, as in freedom? Or is it following the "open core" model defined by Andrew Lampitt in 2008, as claimed by Alexandre Oliva of the Free Software Foundation Latin America?

Published in Open Sauce
When you think of world peace, besides the obvious response by Miss Universe contestants, worthy Laureates come to mind such as Kofi Annan, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr. Some sectors of the Internet would like to see Linus Torvalds added to the list.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 07:04

Why are people attacking RMS?

When the two main desktop projects catering to free and open source software - KDE and GNOME - held their annual desktop summit at the same place for the first time, they probably expected nothing but messages of peace and harmony to emanate.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 13 July 2009 06:21

Microsoft Mono move means exactly nothing

When Britain was the superpower of the world, there was one tactic which its officials used, with great success, to manage its colonies - divide and rule.
Published in Open Sauce
Microsoft's bid to dispel the patent fears surrounding the open source .NET clone, Mono, has met with little enthusiasm from free software advocates.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 05:17

Ubuntu says yes to Mono, SFLC says no

The Ubuntu technical board has announced that it sees no reason to consider a dependency on Mono as an issue when suggesting applications to be included in the default set included in the GNU/Linux distribution.
Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 29 June 2009 07:08

GNOME 3.0 may have more Mono apps

The next major version of the GNOME desktop environment, version 3.0, may contain more than the one Mono-dependent application than it currently does, according to GNOME Foundation member Dave Neary.

Sunday, 21 June 2009 23:13

Mono: Shielding the facts

Should FOSS users be concerned about the software they use, in case it opens them up to copyright, trademark or patent claims? Or should such concerns be left exclusively to developers?
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 04:13

Linux Foundation bows to RMS

It's more than a bit ironic that the Linux Foundation, an organisation that drips with bizspeak, has chosen as the winner of its Linux promotional campaign an ad that espouses the virtues of freedom.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:47

British politely died on RMS Titanic

A study by Australian economist David Savage found that British men onboard the sinking Titanic gave up their seats to women, children, and American men due to their polite background in proper etiquette. The not-quite-so-courteous American men often accepted the offer.

Published in Biology
Thursday, 11 September 2008 21:39

GNU: the revolution turns 25

It's probably a sign of the times we live in that the release of a browser by a commercial organisation like Google merits significantly more coverage than the approaching 25th anniversary of the organisation that gave rise to the free and open source software movement.
Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 15 April 2008 07:44

What do RMS and Naomi Campbell have in common?

Richard Matthew Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, has probably been called many names and been compared to a great many characters in his lifetime.
Published in Open Sauce
Saturday, 09 February 2008 21:15

Open source: ten years old and growing

Ten years ago, Bruce Perens made what would be a move with huge repercussions, when he published what he called the Open Source Definition. That definition has helped hundreds of businesses but Perens himself does not rank very high in the popularity stakes these days because of his opposition to the marriage between Novell and Microsoft.
Published in Open Sauce

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