Newsstand – Richard Stallman Enters Internet Hall of Fame
Congratulations are in order loyal subjects of the Open Source world. Richard Stallman has bee inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame! I do give a round of applause for Stallman to always sticking to his principles, despite any negativity or opposition. It takes a ton of guts and gusto to be able to do that, especially today.
Richard Stallman, if you do not know him, is the founder of the Free Software Foundation, whose primary principle is promotion of free (as in free to use/change/modify) software. This is slightly akin to freedom of speech, but in the software world. He also wrote the most widely user free software licence GNU GPL, and created the GNU Project.
After he received this great award, Stallman punctuated the occasion by noting “Now that we have made the Internet work, the next task is to stop it from being a platform for massive surveillance, and makes it work in a way that respects human rights, including privacy.”
Congratulations Mr. Stallman.