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Last I know of he was cancelled by retards on twitter and he had to step down from all his positions, any updates on what he is up to now?
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>>>/g/fglt
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He's still the leader of the GNU project.
What happened in chronological order: https://sterling-archermedes.github.io/
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Probably coding a kernel
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Why don't you keep up with him on his personal website? He updates it pretty regularly.
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>>78814580
He now works as a janny here
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>>78816214
>He's still the leader of the GNU project.
And yet, the closest thing to a modern, true GNU system, Guix, tried to usurp him, along with a number of other members of the GNU project.
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>>78816230
Oh yea, TURD, I mean HURD
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>>78814580
He was going to give three presentations on my country, but the coof happened and got cancelled.
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>>78814580
He is going to give talks for the EmacsConf 2020 in November 28-19th. Watch them!

https://emacsconf.org/2020/
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Ran into him in the commuter rail recently. We talked about Beringer putting out all these classic analog synth clones and how you can copyright a schematic and not a circuit. OH also there was some dude without a mask who just got out of jail who the driver let on the shuttle to the train for some reason, stallman offered him a mask and the guy lost his shit to the point where the driver had to stop like an elementary school bus driver.

Anyways he looks fine and seemed cheerful
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What's going on with him? Was there a scandal?
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>>78818991
niggers tongued his anus
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>>78818991
It was the textbook definition of artificial scandal created to set him aside, for the convenience of the people who would kindly substitute his place.
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>>78818991
entitled liberal girl smeared him then the girl went to build proprietary software for missile contractor for the US gov to kill people worldwide (not a joke)
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>>78814580
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>>78814580
>he had to step down from all his positions
i thought it was just FSF
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>>78818926
incredibly blessed. After all the restrictive shit apple and other companies have pulled in the last 5 years, I respect this man much more. He may be essentially a tech hippie but he was right.
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>>78814580
He was never cancelled
>>78817681
Nobody tried to usurp hm
>>78818991
>>78819032
>>78819051
The scandal wasn't artificial
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@78819946
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>>78817681
Sadly true, but he himself urged to support guix and gnu as a whole in order not to further divide the community.
I don't entirely agree with his mercy, but I can understand it.
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>>78819946
>He was never cancelled
>Nobody tried to usurp hm
>The scandal wasn't artificial
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>>78820978
Cope pedo
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>>78814580
Ask him how he's doing! he's actually a pretty neat dude to talk with.
rms@gnu.org
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>>78818926
He actually looks better, nice.
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>>78821176
>rms@gnu.org
I'm always too shy to contact these open email accounts. I always figure they're too busy to talk to me. Although RMS is probably too proud to be a hypocrite about that sort of thing, even if he doesn't want to talk to randos. But
>he's actually a pretty neat dude to talk with
so what am i worrying about?
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>>78814580
He's been worming his way back up now that the wokies have found other targets. Only a handful of truly unhinged Stallman haters are still obsessed with him, like that Mei chick who celebrated when he began to risk homelessness.
His website has mostly been focused on the US election. His hatred of the cheeto man is a bit deranged I think, but he never fell for the "Biden is a progressive climate crusader" meme and has been criticizing him heavily
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>>78821376
He's down to earth, we've had a few conversations. and he responds.
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>>78819946
>He was never cancelled
KEK!

>civodul on Oct 22, 2018 | parent | favorite | on: Announcing the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines
>As co-maintainer of GNU Guix, I want to point out that the views expressed in Richard Stallman's message are his and not those of the Guix maintainers.
>In particular, by writing that codes of conduct are "punitive spirit", RMS shows a misunderstanding of how these texts came into existence.
>More importantly, by writing that he disagrees with "making diversity a goal", RMS seems to deny the role we free software people play in the demographics of our communities.
>Many of us in Guix (and I think I can speak for my fellow Guix co-maintainer here) believe that free software should empower everyone. As such, correcting the biases, conscious or not, that have led to the poor diversity of our communities, must be part of our mission.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18275156
https://savannah.gnu.org/users/civodul
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>>78821176
For a guy of his knowledge and experience what could you really ask him about? I'd be worried about wasting his time with questions that are below his level of experience
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>>78818926
>in the commuter rail recently
which line?
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didnt the mit niggers kick him out and he had to find a new home?
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>>78818926
Man this guy is so autistic but I can't help feeling so bad for him. He's one of the most genuine people I know that wants nothing but improvements for the world but sadly his dream will never be realized.
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>>78821420
>but sadly his dream will never be realized.
What are you talking about? We have 100% free computers today thanks to him, his dream did come true.
My own computer runs 99% of free GNU software plus some proprietary drivers.
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>>78821376
I emailed him in college about some political thing and he replied
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>>78821439
>We have 100% free computers today thanks to him
such as? Moreover, such a computer would be infeasible for 99% of the population to use as they require proprietary programs for work or would be unwilling to give up entertainment software.
Having a 100% free computer is a nice step but honestly I don't see how that's any different from a hobby project. Until we start seeing real software suites that can challenge the proprietary juggernauts like google and microsoft free software will remain an underground thing with no real widespread application in the world.

Of course there are one off projects that are extremely successful, like VLC or OBS or Blender, but by and large proprietary software dominates most enterprise and personal use cases.
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move to FreeBSD like everyone else and escape the bullshit
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he's renting microprocessors from intel
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>>78821389
>KEK!
You just proved he wasn't cancelled.
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>>78818926
I saw Richard Stallman at a grocery store recently. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything. He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?” I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying. The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter. When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.
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>>78814580
Yeah I got some lunch with him a while ago. He's well.
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>>78821539
Have you seen his office? It's a sight to behold.
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>>78821709
Who's the redhead, she kinda cute
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>>78821951
That's Edward Snowden's Rubik's Cube.
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>>78821575
>You just proved he wasn't cancelled.
Sure, (fem)anon.

>Yet, we must also acknowledge that Stallman’s behavior over the years has undermined a core value of the GNU project: the empowerment of all computer users.
>GNU is not fulfilling its mission when the behavior of its leader alienates a large part of those we want to reach out to.
>We believe that Richard Stallman cannot represent all of GNU.
>We think it is now time for GNU maintainers to collectively decide about the organization of the project.
https://guix.gnu.org/en/blog/2019/joint-statement-on-the-gnu-project/
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>>78822020
"the project should be organized into software packages, snaps, flatpaks, and other things that are technically free software with source code somewhere, but YOU KNOW" -
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Isn't Stallman just a run-of-the-mill shitlib? That's perfectly in-line with the mainstream of media and education in the US. Why would he get cancelled over that? Did he get me-too'd?
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I have a question about the agpl license.
I want to start a for profit website, with passwords for administration.
But the program i want to use has an agpl license.
There wont be any problems as long as i mention which program i use right?
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>>78822153
No, he's further to the left. He doesn't like establishment Dems at all.
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>>78822153
Richard Stallman is what we call in United States society an American.
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>>78822153
He got canceled because he defended Minsky on an MIT email list. One of the college kids on the list didn't like that and went public to scold him, then a million other people with an axe to grind jumped on it and started airing their grievances. The media reported this as "STALLMAN CLAIMS EPSTEIN VICTIMS WERE WILLING" and pushed all of Stallman's embarrassing moments with women with that story to prove he was a creep, so he was urged to resign from the FSF in order to protect the organization. He remained head of GNU, but some GNU contributors used the Guix projects page to push a letter calling for Stallman to resign. He did not, and the drama blew over and Stallman got back to work.
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>>78818688
>November 28-19th
Why would you write dates like this?
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>>78817517
Does he get paid enough so that he no longer has to sleep on other people's couches?
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>>78815708
that's GNU/Linux thread not GNU/Stallman
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>>78822294
Technically Google is a child pornography company.

Right Chris?
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https://gawker.com/5637234/gcreep-google-engineer-stalked-teens-spied-on-chats

>A Google engineer spied on four underage teens for months before the company was notified of the abuses.
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I saw him at microcenter in Cambridge last august.
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>>78822340
Wow, I'm glad the government called me a child.

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Get your lawyer.
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>>78821951
>she
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>>78822153
he's a far left lib but he still comes up with his own opinions, he doesn't care whether his ideas are acceptable or not.
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>>78822489
There's a shitload of trannies at these coventions, but she doesn't look like one. Most of those MIT freaks don't even try to pass.
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>>78822171
You have to provide the source code. Anything that intergrates with the AGPL software probably has to be AGPL compatible, too. There's no problem in charging for stuff, just make sure you respect people's software freedoms.
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>>78814580
apt-get update
apt-get install rms
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>>78821709
god damn john sullivan is so lovingly dorky
I'd simp for him
https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/celebrating-35-years-of-fsf-by-john-sullivan/
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Free software needs government support. That's probably the only way it'll take off into something competitive. The problem with that is that there'll be a moral hazard to compromise it with backdoors and spying, and the projects can be influenced by political considerations. Best you could do is set up a strong firewall between politics and inside traders and the project.

Just relying on donations seems to lead to trash that can't compete.
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>>78823118
>Free software needs government support.

look at the photo in the post above yours.

richard stallman has the support of more than just the white guy government..
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>>78822020
That proves he wasn't cancelled
>>78822294
He was never cancelled
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>>78821176
Do you think he would respond if I emailed him asking about what should I do with my career and life?
t. CS sophomore
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>>78823697
probably
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>>78823697
he literally is too autistic and nice to reply with anything but serious advice.
/g/entoomen have tried meming him in the past but he just doesn't get it
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>>78822153
He's far left politically, but on software his opinions are basically perfect.
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>>78823118
>Just relying on donations seems to lead to trash that can't compete.
Blender seems to be a good example for the rest of them to follow. Lots of donations and community involvement, but the software is just so damn good that lots of corporations are funding it. And because of Ton's leadership, the core character of the Blender community has stayed the same.
>inb4 "durrr blendlet learn a real software"
go back to /3/ faggot
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>>78824117
Even when RMS isn't perfect on software, he writes and speaks so convincingly it's hard to find fault. And he backs it up with the way he lives. I don't have the balls to check the licenses of every single line of JS running in my browser! If I did, I couldn't even post on here.
>>78823118
Naw. What free software needs is time and patience. Every proprietary software has a shelf-life, and even the biggest businesses eventually fail. Either that, or they must evolve. Free Software sucks at first, but it eventually becomes the best software, without a doubt.
Perhaps there could be some kind of government incentive, like there is for scientific research. I see no reason why computer science can't be research!
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>>78823697
Yes though it would be about some kind of fsf software development.

I write Stallman all the time, since mid 1990s, he usually has good advice because he sees into the future by 20-30x years than we do.

This is how old I am: https://youtu.be/GTtzB17SKwQ

Stallman has 'right wing' views depending on what prism you look through, the 1980s prism or the current day spastic china gov shilling googles. Anyway working on GuixSD or other free software will indeed be rewarding because it will still be used 40+ years from now
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>>78814580
Who is this fat retad and why shuld i care?
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>>78823971
>>78824271
I'm in a tough spot right now. I am from Argentina and COVID has wreaked havoc here on the tech sector, it wasn't very good before anyways. Most of the CS jobs that you'd get here are boring CRUD jobs or government work. Thinking to get a Master's in the US or Canada. Do you think he would be willing to give me advice, given my situation? Also should I make a new email account to contact him or something?
As for politics, I don't really care.
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>>78818688
He's giving a single 20 minute talk on the 29th titled "NonGNU ELPA"? That's all I'm seeing on the schedule:
https://emacsconf.org/2020/schedule/

>>78822308
Not him but clearly a typo. *28-29th
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>>78824302
He was and is the world's best hacker that ever lived.
He single handedly reverse engineered so much software that you can type this freely into a site designated as being subversive, if it wasn't for him these kinds of sites would've been illegal years ago because you'd just be using a 'cloud' OS by Microserf or Apple and Lincucks would've never existed, or BSD, hardware mfg would have killedit with non-documented signed hardware boot.

Stallman deservs serious credit for the chaos he created but unfortunately he's just one man, and big brother will not be stopped. Everthing you type will be monitored and you will need a license to use a compiler to write your own software, Stallman already predicted this in 1982 but unfortunately all he could do was slow it's intake, we're all too willing to accept it.
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>>78821709
office is amazing have you see the giant gnu costume?
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>>78824322
If you want money, and you're in some 3rd world country like Argentina, you apply to Toptal or Biers Dev or those other developer factories where AirBnB go and recruit and Facecuck.

You contact Stallman if you want to know what will be important 200 years from now, like what should you work on so your great-great grandkids can have freedom, not what will make you money right now he doesn't give a fuck.
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>>78821176
Will be annoyed if it's not gpg encrypted?
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>>78824398
*will he
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>>78824367
I don't think free software can be stopped until they put hardware locks on everything. But until they do that, GNU is safe because it's on so many computers that it's impossible to find and delete every copy. There's always going to be free software now. RMS and Linus Torvalds are the most important programmers in history.
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>>78824322
>Also should I make a new email account to contact him or something?
what is he gonna do, bully you on facebook?
just get one from https://cock.li/ if you're so paranoid

shoutouts to a fellow argentine, our presence on 4chinz is strong
>>78824398
https://stallman.org/gpg.html
i don't think he cares?
>>78824367
kinda autistic post not gonna lie
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>>78822423
Did you say hi/converse with him?
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>>78824388
> You contact Stallman if you want to know what will be important 200 years from now, like what should you work on so your great-great grandkids can have freedom, not what will make you money right now he doesn't give a fuck
I mean you're right, this is not something that he would be interested in talking about. But I can only talk to him on those topics if I can first make money and have time to worry about that futuristic stuff.
>>78824460
Thanks fellow Argentine anon. Only asked that because I've never contacted someone of such high stature before.
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>>78814580
What are RMS's thoughts on piracy?
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>>78822423
What was he getting?
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>>78824440
Can be stopped tomorrow if you need to sign your code to run on a proprietary CPU. What are you going to do make your own cpu? That's exactly what RISC-V is trying to do but it will takes years.
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>>78824588
Go into your community and do something worthwhile that helps your community, make your money there.
Stallman doesn't care at all about your financial problems and you don't need time off, you can organize your time it's how he went to Harvard and excelled at MIT labs he doesn't care at all about your problems with dedication, discipline and commitment. That's why he doesn't sell anything like 'make money in Argentina' or 'how I flexxed on YouTube my new ferrari'
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>>78824597
Richard Stallman does not believe in piracy, as it's a negative connotation for redistribution of software. Don't even bother using the term 'piracy'.
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>>78824597
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html#Piracy
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>>78824597
Incredibly based, he believes that "intellectual property" is essentially an artificial monopoly and content "piracy" is pretty much justified.
https://youtu.be/Rkk9jFl_KZI
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>>78824733
Honestly I'm not as intellectually gifted as Stallman. I will need to work a job to make money before I can read up on interesting topics and engage in intellectual discussions with someone like Stallman. The economy in Argentina was already in shambles.
When I first read through this thread I imagined that he could act like a mentor and give advice but that is probably wrong. He'd probably be annoyed with me asking for career advice lol. Thanks for clearing up the confusion though.
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>>78824734
air is proprietary
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>>78823522
not for a lack of trying by twitter trannies, but because these people are ridiculous. also they did have him removed from his position at MIT.
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>>78814580
Stallman doesn't sound like I thought he would sound like. I don't know what to feel about it.
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>>78818926
his hair is thinning
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>>78821486
chromebooks are like $100 so if you throw debian on it then you’ve basically only paid for the hardware for a fully functional laptop.
Stallman may be a commie jew but software wouldn’t be where it is today without him and the FSF.
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>>78821601
cool story
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>>78821601
I saw Steve Jobs in Japan 3 years before his death, predicting the future of Apple and knowing how great it'll turn up to be, I lured him into a love hotel and raped him without a condom on, shameless to say, I infected him with the HIV, 3 years later he's dead
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>>78826335
W T F, anon? I contracted HIV after having sex with Jobs right around that timeframe. So, it's YOUR fault. FUCK YOU.
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>>78825487
He's fucking 67, of course it is.
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>>78818991
He literally said the Jeffery Epstein did nothing wrong
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>>78827169
The anarcho-capatalist's dream. Why do people call him a commie, again?
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>>78827169
>He literally said the Jeffery Epstein did nothing wrong
This didn't happen, unless you have something to back it up.
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>>78823522
He lost his spot at MIT and risked homelessness for a time.
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>>78827169
that "literally" isn't what he said. The quote about kids being "presented willingly" wasn't even in reference to epstein. It was a reference to one of his former colleagues.
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>>78827169

He supported the Epstein donation with the reason that his shit wasn't Uni's problem
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>>78823522(You)
Have another
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>>78828149
>The quote about kids being "presented willingly" wasn't even in reference to epstein.
Yes it was freetard. His colleague was flying on Epstein's lolita express and engaging in chomo activities on the pedo island.
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>>78828238
you just contradicted yourself in two sentences. learn to read you fucking retard.
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>>78828389
No I didn't. By the transitivity principle in logic there was no contradiction.
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>>78826877
You can decrease the chance of infection by 100% if you use free software only and send green bubbles to girls' iPhone.
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>>78825519
>chromebooks
Might as well buy your "free" shit at some NSA gift shop.
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>>78828541
I'll break this down for you in greentext since that's the only format of words that makes sense to you
>I said he was referring to his colleague, not epstein
>you replied saying it actually was referring to epstein
>the very next sentence later and you admit that he was, in fact, referring to his colleague
once again, learn to read
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@78827169
He openly condemned Epstein even before the fabricated scandal that forced him to resign.
https://www.stallman.org/archives/2019-may-aug.html#11_August_2019_(Jeffrey_Epstein_committed_suicide)

I mean, it couldn't be more obvious that you're trolling, we get it, but at least make it more subtle.
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>>78828747
BASED RMS shutting down the chuds from emailing him
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>>78825519
>>78821486
Normies cannot be trusted with freedom, in case your eyes and ears have been closed for the last 30 years.
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>>78818926
>>78821601
Are you guys shitposting or what. These stories sound extremely autistic
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>>78830924
one of those stories is not like the other
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>>78830735
what was this about? it got deleted fast, I was checkin this thread like every 10 minutes
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>>78831172
It was a spam link in code brackets.
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>>78814580
He has a gay porn web series where he fights against closed source corps. The closed source software is always some dude he buttfucks to death. And he always says something stupid before the rape like "time to open this sorce code...and this asshole" or when he used some cat6 cable to choke someone to death "its time to cut this motherfuckers air supply at 1000 mbps!" all in all not too terrible. Maybe 7/10
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>>78831661
>time to open this source code...and this asshole
based
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>>78830864
>Normies cannot be trusted with freedom, in case your eyes and ears have been closed for the last 30 years.
oy vey, shut it down!
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>>78827053
jesus
I forgot he was this old



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