Richard Stallman: Unjust computing clamps down
Honorary Doctor Richard Stallman elaborated on the growing injustices in computing in a 46 minutes long talk titled Unjust computing clamps down at LibrePlanet 2021 on March 21st, 2021. He also briefly mentioned that he is once again a Free Software Foundation director, and that he won't be stepping down again.
Original story by LibrePlanet 2021 and the Free Software Foundation. Published 2021-03-21, Originally published 2021-03-21.
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Richard Stallman elaborates on growing injustices in computing. They are:
- Locked-down operating systems
- User-resticting app stores
- Online dis-services
- Nvidia's Lubyanka: prisoners of the GPU
- Proprietary non-interoperable tools as de-facto standards
- The Internet of Malthings which will only talk with a mobile phone via an online dis-service
- VR with nonfree platforms to run only nonfree applications
- Vaccination "passports" could track people in daily life throuh restaurants, theaters, gyms, buses...
Together they reduce your computer to a platform for nonfree malware that will do you a disservice.
"Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award and the ACM Software and Systems Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame."
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