09 February 2007

The Man Who Would Not Compromise

Here's another journalist who has discovered RMS's impressive rigour when it comes to free software:

But once I notified Richard Stallman of my desire to proceed in converting and uploading also the Ogg Theora video files he wrote back:

"Yes, that is the right solution.

In the mean time, please delete the clips from YouTube. They were never supposed to be posted on YouTube."

I felt bad again, immediately. I understood the man had ideals and principles that went beyond my interest to inform and share rare to find information.

2 comments:

Gnuosphere said...

Clearly this journalist didn't take much time to research and understand RMS's history. In the title of the piece, he refers to Richard as an "Open Source Evangelist".

I agree that those who value freedom should not upload videos to YouTube. However, if you are a viewer who values freedom yet wants to see what has been posted, here is one option. And I encourage people to do this, convert the .flv files to a free format, and repost them elsewhere.

glyn moody said...

Yes, open source evangelist was bit off.