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I'm seeing this guy tomorrow, anything I should ask him?

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I'm seeing this guy tomorrow, anything I should ask him? Should I try to mess with him? Does anyone have actual insightful questions?
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What phone does he use?
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>>50765173

He's already stated on his website that he doesn't have one:

When I need to call someone, I ask someone nearby to let me make a call. If I use someone else's cell phone, that doesn't give Big Brother any information about me.

https://stallman.org/rms-lifestyle.html
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>>50765113
Ask him if he's happy.
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>>50765113
So based
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>>50765113
Ask him why he doesn't understand the concept of freedom. Then tell him to get with the wtfpl.
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when is the baby due?
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>>50765336
Don't even joke. Could you imagine how fucked a kid would be if they had to be raised by RMS?
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>>50765353
>6
the fuck is rms?
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>>50765381

GET THE FUCK OUT
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>>50765353
That would be horrible. The kid would be fucked in the head for life. Luckily: https://stallman.org/articles/children.html

>>50765381
lol
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no srs, i dunno
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>>50765483
stallman
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i fixed the gut
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>>50765604
op plz use this pic next time kthx
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>>50765604
I will show him this
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>>50765604
can you put his shoes back on
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sry i messed up and 4got 1 thing
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>>50765113
Ask what he gains with his freedom(his own personal advantages) , and then ask him what would happen if terrorists were to take advantage of freedom and privacy to attack the united states without anyone having any chance to stop it beforehand
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>>50765810
give him the penis he deserves
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>>50765113
Ask him when we'll get rid of Linux in GNU/Linux OSs.
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bonus
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>>50765944
Shame on you! Trisquel or Parabola, but pls do not use Antergos!
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>>50765944

>I recognise that PSU
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>>50765113
Ask about his recent sexual assault scandal, webm related
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>>50765113
ask him if he wouldn't mind doing an Q&A on /g/.
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>>50765113
Fetch the king his breastplate stretcher.
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>>50765113
jesus christ that's a fucking beer belly. How much does that fat autist bastard drink?
>sipping the opensource alcohol
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>>50765210
Damn he's autistic as fuck
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Ask him if he thinks tech would be advanced today as it is if there was no proprietary code or hardware.
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moar RMS pics. This guys autism sends my sides into orbit.
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>>50765113
How does someone's belly get like that? If he was a woman he'd be pregnant.
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>>50765460
>I decided not to have children.
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>>50767035
It kind of looked like a chest bursting alien is trying to pop out.
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>>50767149
i decided not to have sex.
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>>50767183
So did the last girl you tried to get laid with :^)
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>>50766240
>>50766307
>>50767097

I'll try to get one of these in
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>>50765113
Try to act genuinely excited to meet "the man who invented open source" and tell him thanks for all his contributions to the Linux operating system (make sure to say "open source" and "Linux")
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>>50767281
"What's wrong with old Linux?"
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>>50767281
kek this one.
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>>50767281
Why not thank him for his contributions to Microsoft's new Azure project?
You know since that shit is running on Linux now.
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I think it would be good to ask him if he's ever reflected on how alienating his behavior is and whether that has done more harm than good for the free software movement. I find it hard to believe that more articulate, personable people in the FSF are nowhere to be found, and yet he seems all too happy to travel all over the world to be the face and voice of the FSF to non-FSF parties.

I would ask him if he's ever considered turning down invitations to speak at public events (e.g. going to universities and whatnot) and instead offered to send someone who's more relatable, who maybe can even articulate a path toward freedom that maybe isn't as jarring as his advocacy calls for. For instance, GPLv3 is called "viral" copyright at most companies that I've interned at and worked with; I imagine FSF would be dramatically more successful over time if they advocated that corporations and whatnot used the MIT license initially, and then later made a push for copyleft (like or including GPLv3) later on.

Basically, I would ask him if he's thought much about how ineffectual and maybe even counterproductive he's been, given the meltdowns, toenail-eating, and outbursts he's very publicly had.
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>>50767281
This is the best answer in here.
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>>50767340
>ineffectual and maybe even counterproductive
>thriving FOSS comunnity
>GNU coreutils are commonly used and found virtually everywhere
>major companies develop with GPL
Sure thing buddy. RMS is actually very articulate and a good communicator. He obviously looks like a hobo, but he's done a pretty damn good job advancing his cause. The vast majority of political movements aren't even anywhere near as successful as the free software move has been.
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>>50767340
http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.en.html#alienate

He answered something similar to what you're asking already.
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>>50767340
Not sure if you are new here, but the guy has a HUGE Messiah complex. He wouldn't let almost anyone but himself speak for the FSF. He is far too delusional and idealistic to make any form of what he finds to be an ethical compromise. The guy doesn't even use a damn cellphone for christ's sake. .
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>>50767407
>RMS is actually very articulate and a good communicator
Have you never seen the meltdowns? Those gain so much more attention than any of his other talks get. He's a sporadic but nevertheless ticking time bomb.
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>>50767440
>The guy doesn't even use a damn cellphone for christ's sake. .
So you're basically criticizing him for following what he preaches.
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>>50767447
>the meltdowns
Oh please, there's that one thing where he freaked out because those Brazilians were a bunch of douchebags.

Have you ever watched any of his talks? RMS constantly gives speeches around the world and has done so for decades. There's clearly and audience for him, and people pay him to speak.
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>>50765944
I RECOGNIZE THAT HANGING PC
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>>50767407
Have you poked around his website? I haven't seen him speak personally, but he clearly lacks basic social skills
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>>50765210
Wow so not only is his foundation parasites of software, he's a literal parasite in real life as well.

>I don't own a phone I just bum shit from other people
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>>50767554
You haven't heard him speak, but conclude he obviously lacks social skills because there's some stuff on the website that you disagree or something equally petty?

His main gig is literally giving speeches and educating people. He has better social skills than the average autist on /g/. Go actually watch one of his speeches instead of spouting bullshit.
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>>50767584
asking to use someone's phone isn't buming off them
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>>50767482
I can't even imagine how desperate I would need to be to continue to support a public figure after melting down in front of an audience of people the way you're doing. Tell me about it when you come to your senses.
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>>50767725
He makes a lifestyle out of it
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>>50767756
You're so petty that you'll hold freaking out once (in an understandable circumstance) against him? Public figures pull of worse shit once in a while anyway.
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>>50765113
That gut is ridiculous. What's his problem?
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>>50767805
This isn't petty. i want the FSF movement to succeed, and a 6-minute long meltdown video doesn't complement his toenail-eating video in painting a picture of FSF being a group of reasonable people whose views are intellectually compatible with the mainstream.
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>>50765944
Week done, anon.

Dubs bonus
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>>50767136
Kidney/liver issues, I think
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>>50767832
Under the leadership of RMS, the free software movement has had a far better success rate than the majority of political movements today.
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>>50767829
his love for free, as in freedom fries.
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>>50767644
It's not that a disagree with anything he's saying, he just demonstrates on his website that he's excessively pedantic, egotistic, uptight and out of touch
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>>50765113
Ask him what his realistic attainable goal is.
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>>50766307
He already got asked this and says he considers /g/ really "inane".
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>>50767340
People has been mocking him since the 90's after Linux became a thing. He doesn't care about image.
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>>50767906
Are you seriously trying to compare the FSF to political movements? Are you completely stupid or is this just for lack of better alternatives?
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He only has one shirt?
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>>50769038
As someone who travels around preaching about FSF, he should care about his image. That's the point of someone that does something like that.

I'm not saying he should off himself or anything. He still contributes a lot intellectually to the FSF. But he shouldn't be public-facing.

This isn't a controversial view. Corporations have excellent leadership at the helm but have spokespeople to prevent the CEO from going out there and articulating his rationale for some decision in a retarded way. The spokesperson doesn't need to make decisions - just understand them and communicate them well enough that others understand and maybe even agree.

The FSF needs better spokespeople, and RMS thinking that the's an adequate spokesperson strikes me as some gross misjudgment of his abilities akin to the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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What is his opinion on hardware backdoors and the notion that no amount of source code scrutiny can guarantee peace of mind?
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I'm uploading a 21 minute video of the funposting guys.
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ask him why he's so overweight and why he doesn't make himself more presentable?

He does more damage to the community than anything else looking like a hobo.

Plus, ask him why he's so determined on loafing off of everyone who wants him to speak, then, why he's so fucking fussy like a child. He clearly makes no money from Linux as it's not profitable (then wants everyone to use it).
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>>50765210
this dude is just cheap
free free free
borrow borrow borrow

also why is his gut so large?

does he suffer from a tumor or does he have a hard time going poopy?
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>>50769137
When you don't have to pay for shit because you rely on others, you tend to forget about things like value.

So you don't value the food, the drinks etc. Of course you will over indulge.
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>>50769158
so he has a hard time going poopy?
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>>50767725
Well yes, it is. He travels all the time, so he probably asks a lot of foreign people to make a call. If he's calling abroad, that can get very expensive in some countries. So yes, it's bumming.
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>>50769166
No, he just isn't a very healthy man
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>>50769178
so he has a tumor?
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>>50765210
This guy's music tastes can outhipster every hipster in Hipsterburg combined. I bet he likes all of those folk genres unpretentiously too. He might be too oblivioys for *that* kind of vanity.
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>>50765852
>Anonymous 10/12/15(Mon)11:46:28 No.50765852▶
> >>50765113 (OP)
> Ask him when we'll get rid of Linux in GNU/Linux OSs.

please ask this OP
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>>50765381
Root mean square
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>>50765113
What do you think of Windows 10?
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>>50769057
You can only wear one at a time so why have two shirts?
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>>50769431
so you have something to wear when you wash it - oh right he's autistic
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>>50769441
But he can wash it, wait for it to dry, and then put it on again. It just werks.
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>>50769050
The FSF clearly is a political movement. Free software is about ethics, not software development. Promoting a new ethical system is politics.
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>>50769057
He refers to his shirts in the plural.

>Not all my shirts are red or purple, but many are. I like those colors.

>None of my shirts carry messages (such as words or symbols). That practice strikes me as lacking dignity, almost like being a sandwich man, so I won't wear clothing with symbols, not even for causes I support. This is not a matter of ethical disapproval, so I don't mind selling hats and shirts with free software slogans on behalf of the FSF; but I choose not to wear them myself.
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>>50765210

I don't understand how flying all over the world (showing id for all plane travel) and being on TV all the fucking time and doing conferences and shit is super anon

but making phone calls or visiting websites is big brother scary tracking
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>>50769614
post of the fucking month
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Has rms ever commented on the toenail incident?
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>>50769685
We have a winner question. You do know you can send him an email. He tends to respond.
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>>50769738
Are you suggesting I ask him myself?
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>>50765113
I'm back. There's a lot of good shit here, I'll see if I can talk to him. I have a feeling there won't be many people there. Has anyone here met the guy before? How approachable is he? I really want to get in his head and find out why he is how he is.

If I only get a chance for one question, I'm gonna ask him about >>50767340

I'll post a follow up at like 11 EDT tomorrow, or here if this thread is still around. Any advice on how I can convince him to have a beer with me?
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>>50769811
>I'm back. There's a lot of good shit here, I'll see if I can talk to him. I have a feeling there won't be many people there. Has anyone here met the guy before? How approachable is he? I really want to get in his head and find out why he is how he is.

ask him to get in his head

hes a pedo btw

[P]rostitution, adultery, necrophilia, bestiality, possession of child pornography, and even incest and pedophilia … should be legal as long as no one is coerced. They are illegal only because of prejudice and narrow mindedness.
Some rules might be called for when these acts directly affect other people's interests. For incest, contraception could be mandatory to avoid risk of inbreeding. For prostitution, a license should be required to ensure prostitutes get regular medical check-ups, and they should have training and support in insisting on use of condoms. This will be an advance in public health, compared with the situation today.
For necrophilia, it might be necessary to ask the next of kin for permission if the decedent's will did not authorize it. Necrophilia would be my second choice for what should be done with my corpse, the first being scientific or medical use. Once my dead body is no longer of any use to me, it may as well be of some use to someone. Besides, I often enjoy rhinophytonecrophilia (nasal sex with dead plants).
http://stallman.org/archives/2003-may-aug.html
I am skeptical of the claim that voluntarily pedophilia harms children. The arguments that it causes harm seem to be based on cases which aren't voluntary, which are then stretched by parents who are horrified by the idea that their little baby is maturing.
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>>50769836
everything he said in that is right though
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>>50769848
Did you read the last section he's a fucking pedo
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>>50769881
just because your mother told you it's wrong, doesn't necessarily mean it is
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>>50769881
you're pretty fucking brain washed
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>>50769801
He has been asked that with a link to the video, his response:
>There are several obstacles to my watching any video from the net,and it
isn't worth the trouble just to answer a trivia question.
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>>50769614
That's because you haven't understood that his behavior is setting a good example. Few people are as famous as RMS, but a great many use phones.
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>>50769811
>Any advice on how I can convince him to have a beer with me?
say its free
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>>50769369
>.707's and heartbreaks
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>>50765113
Why have you slacked off on the Hurd Kernel and work on the backs of other hard workers by calling the linux kernel and any of it's distros gnu/linux...

How can GPL be considered a free as in freedom licence if it is so restrictive? (see Tivo clause, see Forced copyleft, see viral licencing)

how does he feel knowing that his software is probably used for heinous acts towards governments, and towards other people?

How can you say things such as what >>50769836 mentioned are illegal because narrowmindedness, yet they are not just subject of legality, but of morality. but you believe free software is a moral obligation?

Would you ever do an online social media based Q/A, perhaps Reddit, or fuck some gnu/facebook shit if you got it. take to the internet to be asked questions to people who will never probably see you and have things to ask
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>>50765113
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>>50765336
>>50765353
A kid raised by Richard Stallman would probably be triggered by the words GNU/Linux from all of the abuse he would receive from his daddy.

>pic related
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>>50766240
Is that legit?
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>>50771832
the way i see it, he'd go one of two directions:
1) he'd become a mini-me of RMS, spouting all the same retarded crap
2) he'd go the exact opposite direction, slaying pussy left and right but otherwise not giving half a fuck about intellectual property and whatnot.
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>>50765113
Ask him he's ever enjoyed playing a video game
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>>50765215
A man that gives no fucks, like RMS in OP pic, is certainly happy
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>>50771362
Comfy as fuck
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Legit one:
how should should semi-conductor company make money without having to make their toolchains propriety?
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l>>50765113
Anyone have that pic with Gates and Jobs and this pic of Stallman sleeping shooped in?
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>>50772443
maybe they could make money off their semiconductors
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when did bashing on RMS become a thing on /g/? is it just the shills or did some hate form in the last years?
he has done a lot for FOSS and the gpl and gcc are amazing pieces of work. even if you don't agree with him on all levels or maybe think he is not the right person to represent the free software movement, at least let a man that has dedicated his life to form a political, ethical and technological movement become old.
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>>50765210
What the fuck.
Can't the leech just use a payphone?
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>>50774196
He is disguising and "slightly" insane.
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>>50774196
/pol/ has come to /g/ and now we have this shit.
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>>50771978
I'm trying to find it, but he mentioned in an interview that he doesn't play computer games because he doesn't have the time or interest in them.
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Refer that nigga to a free gymnasium god damn smh tbh fam.
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>>50774196
It's because /g/ is the default board in clover
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>>50765113
Who is this toe cheese demon?
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>>50774758
Who is this parrot penetrator?
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>>50771843
He's way too thin to be Stallman.
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>>50765210
Literally autism.
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>>50774238
>A.D. MMXV
>payphone
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Ask him if its ok to use photoshop instead of gimp since it sucks
Say linux instead of gnu/linux
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>>50771843
Let me see. Man in the video doesn't even look like Stallman aside from the beard and hairstyle. Yeah, it seems legit.
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>>50774459
I'm sure he's messed around with one at some point, they have a list of approved free game
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Take an iPad or troll him and get an older MacBook and load Triquel on it to give him surprise.
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>>50769204
He IS a tumor.
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I didn't realize that he sounds like a cartoon character. Also they left of the tag for the bell hooks event, lol.
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>>50765113
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Ask him "Which Linux Distribution he currently uses".
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Ask him what he thinks of the TPP.
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>>50774238
Nope, because he could accidentally leave the Matrix.
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>"Copyright (c) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Richard Stallman
Verbatim copying and redistribution of this entire page are permitted provided this notice is preserved. "
Does anyone else think this is incredibly ironic?
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How long is he going to be there for?
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Ask him why he supports a freedom threathening candidate like Sanders, who wants even more goverment.
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