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December 22, 2008

Saint IGNUcius visits Hyderabad.

Filed under: Free / Open Source — krish @ 8:55 pm
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Probably most of you know who Saint IGNUcius is, and for those who don’t, let me introduce him. He is Richard Matthew Stallman, a hacker, software developer, founder of Free Software Foundation, and I can go on like this. May be it is better you checkout wikipedia or articles about Stallman on the Internet. 🙂

So well, I am just back from his talk at Hyderabad.  It goes without saying that it was good . I was quite interested to know the model/manufacturer of his laptop. Someone did ask (questions taken in writing) about the distro he runs which he didn’t reveal.

Talking about questionnaire he faced, someone wrote to him “How SOA helps Free Software?”. Stallman modestly asked what SOA was, to which there was no answer from anyone. Seeing him looking at people for the answer, I shouted back `Service Oriented Architecture` and that it was a management buzzword.
I am surprised why the person who wrote it didn’t answer!
If he/she didn’t knew what SOA was, what’s the point relating it with Free Software anyway? Don’t ask to ask!

Crappy Cam pic of RMS

RMS pic @ Hyd. Excuse the crap quality.

Of all the good things in the talk, RMS’ transformation into Saint IGNUcius and preaching with that disk on his head was the best.

And of the bad things, 25 volunteers reaching the venue met with an accident and 2 were reported to be serious. I tried multiple calls to a provided number for donating blood; no avail, some problem with his phone I guess. Let’s just hope that they recover soon.

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3 Comments »

  1. yes, it was a gooood talk! and watching Saint iGNUcius of the Emacs Church was a dream come true for me! loved it!!

    Comment by punchagan — December 23, 2008 @ 9:04 am

  2. he did told about the distro he uses.. its gNewSense.. and he uses a Lemote Laptop(which has a free startup program and all free software) its MIPS based lappy.. and winBLOWS! doesnt support it! 😛

    Comment by tckb a.k.a chandu — December 23, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

  3. Nope. He said two examples of distros that do not have any Proprietary Stuff are GNewSense and Ututo.
    I quite remember he did not mention his distro adding that “He has a distro that he cannot recommend to others”

    Comment by srikrishnadas — December 24, 2008 @ 3:06 am


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