RMS Has a Posse

RMS Has a Posse

Some people poke fun at Richard Stallman, but I shamelessly respect his commitment to freedom in software and his opposition to the veiled authoritarianism that rationalizes itself and persists through restrictive licensing agreements and manipulation of state power to preserve previously established privilege.  Not to mention, if it weren’t for him, the Internet, as we know it, would not exist–I know it’s fun to yuk it up by putting someone else down, but scarcely anyone in the world has done as much as RMS to bring awareness to software licensing, as well as foster the genesis and growth of Free software (and open source, software, too, but I don’t want trouble).  And so, it is with confidence that I assert that — nevermind the haters — Richard Stallman has a Posse.