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Stallman Senang Steve Pergi

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Richard Stallman, inisiator gerakan perangkat lunak bebas, merasa senang dengan kepergian Steve Jobs:

Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed to sever fools from their freedom, has died.

As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington said of the corrupt former Mayor Daley, "I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone." Nobody deserves to have to die - not Jobs, not Mr. Bill, not even people guilty of bigger evils than theirs. But we all deserve the end of Jobs' malign influence on people's computing.

Unfortunately, that influence continues despite his absence. We can only hope his successors, as they attempt to carry on his legacy, will be less effective.

Stallman sepertinya selalu menganggap orang-orang di luar gerakan free software-nya adalah musuh. Jangankan dengan mereka pengguna proprietary software, mereka yang mempromosikan open source dianggap tidak sejalan.

Stallman ini termasuk orang hebat, perangkat lunak menjadi lebih mudah dinikmati hampir semua orang seperti sekarang dengan kebebasan yang diperkenalkannya. Tetapi seharusnya dia mengucapkan hal-hal dengan lebih baik dari yang dia katakan di atas.

Update:
http://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html?ohai#27_October_2011_%28Steve_Jobs%29