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Blog Entry Blizzard (2004-12-26)
by Richard Stallman published Dec 26, 2004 last modified Jul 12, 2010 03:47 PM
On Dec 26 I went home to Boston from Spain. About 40 minutes before arrival time, my laptop display died completely. It had previously shown a tendency to turn off occasionally, but suspending and unsuspending had fixed it before. This time no; not even shutting down the machine and removing the batteries made the screen function. I began to wonder how I could get any further work done until I obtained a new machine. Would connecting it to an external monitor produce a useful display?
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Blog Entry Response to Fox News Article
by Richard Stallman published Jan 31, 2005 last modified Jul 12, 2010 03:57 PM
Jim Prendergast's recent article mistakenly called me a "leader in the open source community". While I appreciate the praise that might be read into that expression, it is not the case: I do not advocate "open source" and never did. I founded the Free Software Movement in 1984. "Free", here refers to freedom, not price; specifically the freedom to redistribute and change the software you use. With free software, the users control the software; with non-free software, the developer has control of the software and its users.
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Blog Entry Bolivia (2005-01-19 to 2005-01-27)
by Richard Stallman published Jan 27, 2005 last modified Jul 12, 2010 04:11 PM
Visiting Bolivia provided an opportunity for me to spend a week with Tania. I had better explain that Tania isn't just my friend; she's my sweetheart. Since she lives in Colombia, it isn't easy for us to spend time together. I used frequent flier miles to get her a ticket to Bolivia while I was to be there. In arranging this trip, I agreed to go speak in Santa Cruz provided either I went there for a very short time or Tania could go with me. The day before going to Bolivia was when I learned that the trip to Santa Cruz had been arranged for both of us together.
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Blog Entry HTML The Alhambra Inalambrica
by Richard Stallman published Apr 26, 2005 last modified Jul 12, 2010 05:17 PM
Stallman visits The Alhambra in Spain during a trip to the University of Granada. The Alhambra was one of the sites I arranged to see when I visited Spain almost ten years ago, before I could speak much Spanish. I found it amazingly beautiful, but time had eaten away at the memories.I could still remember how I was struck by its beauty, but I could not remember anything specific about what I had seen. So when I was invited to speak in Granada, I eagerly accepted.
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Blog Entry HTML Spain, Frankfurt, and Wikimania (2005-08-01 to 2005-08-08)
by Richard Stallman published Aug 08, 2005 last modified Jul 12, 2010 05:53 PM
Stallman visited Spain to participate in a roundtable discussion on installing and supporting free software in Andalusia. He then spoke in Frankfurt, Germany for the 2005 Wikimania conference on his views of copyright. There, he laid out a timeline on his views of copyright and how that has influenced projects such as Wikipedia.
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Blog Entry HTML FOSSAP II (2005-08-29 to 2005-09-04)
by Richard Stallman published Sep 04, 2005 last modified Jul 12, 2010 05:56 PM
Stallman attends the second Free and Open Source Software Asia-Pacific Consultation (FOSSAP II) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. While there, he visits Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and China, speaking in each place for various organizations and universities.
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Blog Entry HTML Hong Kong and China, Part II (2005-09-04 to 2005-09-18)
by Richard Stallman published Sep 18, 2005 last modified Jul 13, 2010 10:40 AM
Richard Stallman visits the Chinese University of Hong Kong to talk with engineering students on the issue of copyright and community. Visitors from the Hong Kong Linux User Group also attend the speech.
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Blog Entry HTML Mexico, Guatemala City (2005-09-24 to 2005-09-29)
by Richard Stallman published Sep 29, 2005 last modified Jul 13, 2010 10:42 AM
Richard Stallman visits Mexico to speak for a free software event that reinforces the need for all research and development to be free. The event, entitled "Festival GNU/Linux y Software Libre", was held at the University of Guadalajara.
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Blog Entry D source code Nonfree DRM'd Games on GNU/Linux: Good or Bad?
by Richard Stallman published May 31, 2012
A well known company, Valve, that distributes nonfree computer games with Digital Restrictions Management, recently announced it would distribute these games for GNU/Linux. What good and bad effects can this have?
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by Richard Stallman published Jun 29, 2009 last modified Apr 17, 2010 05:39 PM
Did you have your photograph taken with RMS at the FSF booth at FISL 10? Here are the photos.
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