[LUNI] Re: RMS and more
samir at esamir.com
Fri Apr 28 20:21:00 CDT 2006
I would definitely love to get a guest speaker for next Semester. I was
hoping to get it in coorelation with the Ubber install fest possibly, but
then I think we'll definitely be required to have it at UIC since the
university would be paying his "fee" whomever that person might be.
Either ways, any contacts would be great. (Install fest related or not).
I'll send out more mailings on this hopefully sometimes after the first
week of may and maybe organize a meeting regarding that Ubberfest.
> Linus does not travel to many events. ALthough it has been a while since
> was in Chicago. I might be able to set up a web cast some time in the
> future. But I am good friends with Doc Searls, Eric Raymond and several
> other muckity mucks. If you can afford airfare I can talk to them for
> I have often thought of how cool it would be to create a fake SCO user
> and invite Darl McBride to speak.....
> Oh yes, and RMS is way out in left field. A very smart guy though. Well
> mostly, he has done his share of really dumb moves. I was there in San
> in 2000 when RMS got a check from Linux Torvalds for $25,000 for support
> the FSF because of his important work on creating the GPL. He got to the
> podium and spent 20 minutes attacking Linus and the kernal team for not
> calling Linux "Gnu/Linux". I mean do we have to call a TV a "Franklin/TV
> because Ben Franklin was able to capture electricity in a bell jar?
> RMS stopped mentioning this to me a number of years back, as I prefer to
> remind him of Newton's letter to Hooke rebuffing his praise saying, "we
> stand on the sholders of giants." That or I mention why is it that the
> is not called the Salus/FSF. Nuf said on that.
> But he is way smart and we owe him a lot.
> Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
samir at esamir.com
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