That man again.

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Wed Aug 1 05:02:16 EDT 2012

On 08/01/2012 11:58 AM, Ken Corey wrote:
> Well, yes, he's annoying.  Unimpressive, and fanatical could describe 
> him. I met him 17 years ago when he came to the Labs at Sun where I 
> was working. I thought "what a wackjob" then...and he's gotten worse.
> That doesn't mean he's wrong.
> Look at the tendency of coporations to lock us out of our stuff:
> Apple with their non-user-maintainable computers, then the closed and 
> arbitrary App Store, and now operating systems that are locked down. 
> Can you imagine Microsoft getting away with that 5 years ago when 
> every state was suing them?
> Microsoft with their upcoming app store, Windows 8RT where you're only 
> allowed to install IE (what kind of world is /that/ going to be), and 
> the UEFI/Linux issues.
> Pretty much *any* organisation that wants to sell your information 
> without you knowing about it.
> The various IP robber barons of the entertainment industries and the 
> hundreds of DRM schemes they've tried to foist upon the unwashed.
> Okay, so the guy could rub Ghandi the wrong way, but honestly, if he 
> wasn't such a prat, I'd completely agree with him.
> As it is, there's no way I'd be seen in public with him...but he's got 
> a point.

He has; but his mode of delivery is so off-putting he is probably having 
a directly opposite effect
to what he intends.

> -Ken
> On 01/08/2012 09:01, Richmond wrote:
>> "Richard Stallman - founder of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU
>> operating system - said releasing DRM-protected games on the open-source
>> platform would be "unethical"
>> <>."
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