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Internet Hall of Fame Induction 2013: Richard Stallman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4-0KujVXbM

Richard Stallman, GNU innovator and founder of the Free Software Movement, gives an acceptance speech at the Internet Society's Internet Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony August 3, 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Recorded by the Imagining the Internet Center, an initiative of Elon University, North Carolina, USA, http://www.imaginingtheinternet.org

>> No.35962094

There's an Internet Society?

>> No.35962159

>>35962044
>we need new LOAWS

his jew accent is getting stronger and stronger

>> No.35962167

That was nice.

I love him.

Thanks OP.

>> No.35965767

bump for freedom

>> No.35965805

>>35962044
>gnu
>pronounces it genue

I always thought it was Geenew Linux

>> No.35965813

>>35965805
You must be GNU here.

>> No.35965825

>>35962044
bump for Stallman I guess

>> No.35965849

>>35965805
Actually that's wrong, I always spell it out GeeNyou in my head

>> No.35965873

>>35965805
its guh-new

>> No.35965890

>>35965805
gu nuh

>> No.35965905

>>35962044
Why are they laughing?
faggots

>> No.35965910

If this ugly fuck cut his hair, shaved his beard and lost some weight people would take him a lot more seriously.

>> No.35965956

>>35962159
My sides

>> No.35965977

>>35965910
>not supporting eben moglen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKOk4Y4inVY

>> No.35965997

> GNU
> innovator
lmao 10/10

>> No.35966007

>>35965997
fuck it, 11/10. First time I've ever given such score.

>> No.35966023

>>35965910
>If this ugly fuck cut his hair, shaved his beard and lost some weight people would take him a lot more seriously.
Wow, you're one superficial person.

>> No.35966031

>>35965805
gahnoo silly

>> No.35966057
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35966057

is he just a meme on /g/?

>giving this autistic fuck anything

>> No.35966075

>>35966057
He's a legend in the free software community and /g/'s idol just as much as Gabe is to /v/ and Zyzz is to /fit/.

>> No.35966078

>>35966057
In 1990, Stallman earned the exceptional merit award MacArthur Fellowship ("genius grant")
$500000

Stay poor and bad, faggot.

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35966140

>>35966075
>and Zyzz is to /fit/

>> No.35966157

We need to fight hard!
>brb installing Gentoo on all my devices

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35966179

>>35966075
He is the hero we deserve but not the one we need right now
;_;

>> No.35966191

>>35962044
inb4 he throws a temper tantrum and starts smashing water bottles

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35966567

>>35966075
>as Gabe is to /v/

>> No.35966606

>it's called GNU
GNU uses HURD, not Linux.

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35967954

Sometimes his statements seem a bit extreme/autistic/even funny, but I wouldn't consider him a joke. He is trying to stop, or at least slow down, a catastrophic trend.
Freedom of software IS tightly connected with transparency and anonymity, which is the foundation pillar for freedom of speech, which is the foundation of democracy.
Well, most people won't give a fuck about losing their fundamental rights as long as they have good entertainment, but there's another point.
Technology is getting more and more integrated in our daily lifes. Try to get some normal guys to switch off their phones for a month. They probably can't. Most people are either obligated or addicted to it.
Soon we might have augmented reality, advanced biometric recognition, tools for medical/genetical analysis, working robots, even brain computer interfaces.
Would you REALLY want to connect some chunk of propietary software to your brain?
Well, what's the worst that could happen? Why not trust the companies and gubmint as all the other sheeps do?
Simple.
Information is the weapon of our era. What the fuck do people think why "Intelligence Agencies" exist?
Why do Facebook and Google Plus exist? Why do companies put shitloads of money in customer relationship systems, business intelligence and data warehouses?

The point is: Information is a powerful weapon. While we are getting disarmed, no, we give them our weapons volunarily,
while corporations and governments are getting more powerful than ever, hiding in secrets and bureaucracy to protect themselves.
Free software gives us the choice of being independent, to understand and refine our own tools of information, at least on the software site.
Laughing at or criticizing the principles of free software is stupid, because it is trivializing a very real threat, already ignored by many who are unable comprehend the long-term consequences of their own actions, much less the actions of society.

However, that's just my opinion.

>> No.35970305

>>35962159
Oy vey

>> No.35970373

>>35966078
what did he spend it on?

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