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!
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.