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Re: why isn't stallman on lp2022 speakers list?

From: Akira Urushibata
Subject: Re: why isn't stallman on lp2022 speakers list?
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 08:49:14 +0900 (added by address@hidden)

It is nice to hear from someone who worked on GNU in the early days.
I thank Mr. Thomas Lord for his contributions to GNU Sed.

Recently there is much talk on this list on preventing Russians from
acquiring free software.  I believe we should rather consider how to
accurately inform people around the world about the software they use.

Thomas Lord wrote:

> I really loved reading this as someone who once had a
> good job as a GNU project grunt working on tasks like
> improving GNU sed(1), writing code on Sun and HP workstations
> either that the FSF had scored or that kind people at
> Carnegie Mellon let me use for that purpose.  It is
> interesting and strange to see how what to me is a long
> and nuanced history is, indeed, for many younger people
> today, a vague and obscure tale about stuff that
> happened before they were born.
> It still feels like the movement is only just getting started
> even if it's already changed "everything". :-)  And it gives
> me some hope in the face how exploitative and controlling the
> proprietary landscape of cell phones and apps and web-centric
> surveillance have become meanwhile.
> Go forth and with destroy(*) with creativity and software
> freedom!  (*:  freedom-robbing, malicious, ubiquitous, software
> practices).

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