I met RMS yesterday. We talked about Trisquel 8, this is what he said...

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onpon4
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Beigetreten: 05/30/2012

While I don't think what RMS does is perfect by any means, I don't see how him going back to programming would be helpful. No offense to the man, but he's old and rusty. He would probably contribute little there.

I think he's right to focus on campaigning. He's decent enough at that, though I have some nitpicks about how he goes about it.

loldier
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Beigetreten: 02/17/2016

Bob Dylan is old and rusty. I'd hesitate to hear of any new songs from him because I'm sure he can't surpass his young self anymore. Zimmerman's old accomplishments are undiminished in their artistic value regardless.

The same goes with RMS. Everybody knows he hasn't contributed to any code in decades. But he started something. He doesn't have to finish anything or prove anything to be meaningful. He's an old volcano that erupted a long time ago, and that made earth tremble from afar. The reverberations can still be detected.

marioxcc
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Beigetreten: 08/13/2014

He was an intelligent man worthy of admiration. Now he is not. Old age is not an excuse. Just to give an example: Paul Erdős worked until the last of his days. He died when he was in a conference about mathematics.

I. Khider
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Beigetreten: 01/19/2013

But Zimmerman also does ads for banks and luxury cars. The times, they are a-changin'. : - (

Lain
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Beigetreten: 12/11/2017

What a pleasure to dine with RMS! I'm jealous.

bobstechsite

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Beigetreten: 12/10/2017

So am I!

I'll always have the treasured memory of having a back-and-forth over email with him though for a Linux Format magazine cover feature back in 2009. (You can see the cut-down online version here: http://www.tuxradar.com/content/make-linux-faster-and-lighter)

18 year old me was a little frustrated that he wouldn't give me a productivity tip until I demonstrated that I understood the FSF and its mission. 26 year old me is annoyed I didn't save a copy of the exchange :D

calher

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Beigetreten: 06/19/2015

Archiving email is hard. I don't blame you for not saving it.

Magic Banana

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Beigetreten: 07/24/2010

Using a heavy client, such as Evolution (by default in Trisquel), it is not hard.

vltr
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Beigetreten: 09/30/2017

Sorry, for changing my post.

Before I wrote just making some jokes about a fictional and popular movie.

However as I began to read other posts I found very unrespectful posts towards Christianity here. For me it was not a surprise who were some of the authors of those posts, but anyway I please ask the moderators here to enforce a minimum level of respect towards the religions of others in this forum. I do so taking as basis the code of conduct of the forum.

As for my case, even though I respect any religion in this world which may contradict Christianity I must say that for me:

CHRIST IS GOD.

Sorry for using capitals but having into account that no one here moderates a minimum level of respect towards the religious feelings of others I have felt compelled to use them as a small sigh for trying to defend the dignity of a faith shared by over 2.4 million people in this world.

vltr
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Beigetreten: 09/30/2017

"small sign"

"2,4 billion people"

Sorry for the mistakes. I could not edit it now.

t3g
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Beigetreten: 05/15/2011

With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS coming out in April, should focus go towards "Trisquel 9" instead? I know there are a lot of users on Trisquel 7 and upgrading will be hard, but maybe its good to have a fresh start? Gnome and KDE are mature of course. MATE, XFCE, and even Budgie will be good to go as well.

I'd love it if the Trisquel team paid attention to the Ubuntu 18.04 alphas/betas and used it as a codebase to prep for a swift launch of "Trisquel 9" soon after Ubuntu 18.04.

Jabjabs
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Beigetreten: 07/05/2014

I am somewhat hopeful that they decide to bite the bullet and jump T8 straight to LTS 18.04 base.

William5565
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Beigetreten: 07/24/2017

I would use Parabola but I found it to hard to install to much command line. I need a graphical installer to work with. I know some basic terminal commands but nothing more then that. Trisquel at least gives you a graphical installer to work with even though it's software is a bit dated by now.

TheJames
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Beigetreten: 03/05/2018

Happy GNU I totally agree with RMS. Im a ECON student. My technical knowledge is limited. If I really needed that level of privacy I would go to parabola. What I need is something simple, compatible, and easy to use. My friends run Parabola and Fedora, but most Command lines are my limit. Trisquel is simply the best FSW for the masses and myself. GNU is already too fractured.

My first post. Feedback encouraged.