Filed in by Thomas Weeks | May 19, 2009 9:38 am
On April 20th, we hosted a very special guest from the Free Software Foundation and GNU/Linux software community. Our special guest was, none other than Richard Stallman, author of the GPL free software license and the bulk of the GNU+Linux operating system that most Linux distros rely on today (including gcc!).
Stallman was in town to lecture on Free Software at Trinity University, but by a lucky turn of events, he stayed at my house for two nights! Since I had his ear, I lured him to the Rack for an FSF.org book signing, and then lunch with a few of our uber geeky GNU/Linux guys. We all had fun and I think that we all learned just how far geeky the geek spectrum goes.
Later that night, our user group (xcssa.org) attended and recorded Stallman’s Trinity lecture. I helped Stallman sell off the last of the FSF.org books and t-shirts, raising over $2,100 in funds for the Free Software Foundation.
I must say, hosting Richard Stallman in my home and within my various personal and professional geek circles was a once in a lifetime experience.
For all the photos and details, see the XCSSA.org photo site.
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