Helping Richard Stallman Cooking Noodles
Saturday September 05th 2009, 0:22h
Filed under: ETH Zürich, FLOSS

Tonight I had the honor to help Free Software movement founder Richard Stallman to cook noodles at Théo’s place nicely located up in the Lausanne vineyards:

It's time for libre OpenExpo ;)

Before Richard and I had a hot dispute about Free Software vs. Open Source. As Norbert correctly said: It’s like convincing the pope that women should become bishops… The issue was that RMS doesn’t want to speak at an event which uses the terminology of open source software. Therefore we found the compromise that I’ll rename OpenExpo to “libre OpenExpo” and then RMS will come again to Switzerland 2010 and speak at our open source - uhm - Free Software event, great!!

Richard’s talk about copyleft in the afternoon at 8ème Forum eCulture in Lausanne was fascinating. I was really impressed of his French speaking skills talking 2h in an almost accent-free French!

In the end he auctioned his book “Free Software, Free Society” for 300 Swiss francs!

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