[clug] Stallman visit

Bob Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Wed Mar 17 15:48:43 MDT 2010

Matt Joiner wrote:
> The direction and design of GCC and build systems (make & autotools) would
> be of interest. In particular recent and projected language assimilations (I
> heard mention of Go for 4.5, etc.), opinions on C++1x, C1x etc. Also I'd
> love to hear his opinion (no doubt far more fiery than my own) on Internet
> censorship, software patents and the future of binary vs. interpreted
> languages.
> Has RMS "visited" CLUG previously?

I'm pretty sure not. He has visited Canberra at least twice previously
(that I have attended), giving public lectures at ADFA way back in the
late 90's and at the Coombs Theatre at ANU more recently.

I'll pass on these specific topic requests through the channels as well.


Bob Edwards.

> Matt Joiner.
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Ric de France <rdefrance at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 17 March 2010 13:22, Ivan Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 17 March 2010 13:19, Jim Croft <jim.croft at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Well, at least expose him to the CLUG dial up Dominos open sauce pizza
>>>> service...
>>> And scare him off from coming here ever again?
>> Richard Stallman (from meeting him in Melbourne a few years ago) is a very
>> interesting, but abrupt person. He has mentioned that he has to be like
>> that
>> in someways to champion the Free Software Movement (and don't mention Open
>> Source in front of him). He holds fast to his beliefs - little things like
>> him preferring Pepsi and not Coca-Cola, to big things like how all code
>> should be Free.
>> What ever happens, he is very entertaining, educational, and inspiring. I
>> hope you are all open to his personality.
>> And to use one of his jokes - Don't mention vi - as vi-vi-vi is the editor
>> of the beast.
>> ...Ric
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