Feeds

Richard Stallman takes issue with The Reg

And shows keen awareness of English history

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Letter Dear Editors,

Your special correspondent should have known better to report I said that free software would have prevented BSE, the foot-and-mouth outbreak, and Britain's rail troubles. It's not merely untrue; it isn't even a plausible fabrication. I would hardly have received the reported favorable audience response with statements like that.

One wonders what else this anonymous correspondent will next have me say: that free software would have prevented the Norman Conquest, the Black Death, and the Wars of the Roses?

What I actually said is that BSE, the foot-and-mouth outbreak, and the rail difficulties reflect government's practice of toadying to corporate pressure--a practice whose effects are also visible in
copyright policy.

Sincerely,
Richard Stallman
Principal developer of the operating system often inaccurately called "Linux"
(http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html)

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Microsoft to bake Skype into IE, without plugins
Redmond thinks the Object Real-Time Communications API for WebRTC is ready to roll
Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all
Sneak peek at security features Redmond's baking into new OS
Mozilla: Spidermonkey ATE Apple's JavaScriptCore, THRASHED Google V8
Moz man claims the win on rivals' own benchmarks
Yes, Virginia, there IS a W3C HTML5 standard – as of now, that is
You asked for it! You begged for it! Then you gave up! And now it's HERE!
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
DEATH by PowerPoint: Microsoft warns of 0-day attack hidden in slides
Might put out patch in update, might chuck it out sooner
Ubuntu 14.10 tries pulling a Steve Ballmer on cloudy offerings
Oi, Windows, centOS and openSUSE – behave, we're all friends here
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
The Heartbleed Bug: how to protect your business with Symantec
What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can you do to weather another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?