Nearthwort Podcast #11: Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement
This show features an interview with Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement and the man who put the GNU into GNU/Linux.
After introducing the concept of free software, Richard offers some trenchant criticism of two tech superstars: the Lord of Linux, Linus Torvalds, and Apple guru Steve Jobs. From there, we move into a discussion of the impact of free software – and freedom more generally – on the evolution of personal and global consciousness.
Note: This show is being released in two versions – the standard MP3 (which you can access using the player at the top of this post) and the free-er Ogg Vorbis. Richard has asked us to make clear that his preferred format is the Ogg version, which you can download here.
"Being different is not a crime, and people who tell you it is are just jealous that you've picked up a skill they never in their wildest dreams could acquire.
You can code. They cannot. That is pretty damn cool." --Zed A. Shaw