Do you want to tell me anything?
Richard M. Stallman
, (also known as rms
) was introduced to
Steel Panthers by his friend fravia+
Who is rms?
In short: whithou rms there would be no GNU/Linux
as we know it (free, open, available, powerful, secure...), as rms himself started the
in 1984. This project generated editors, compilers, shells
and whatnot. All this existing GNU tools, as well as
, let Linus Tordvals start
to develop Linux in 1990. See, for further information, visit the
. Linux is
the Kernel in the Operating System that we know as GNU/Linux.
As things go, Internet is a small place, and Mr Stallman and fravia+ stumbled upon
my website. They pointed me to some obvious blunders (which I have corrected). And Mr. Stallman himself
send me this message for the Steel Panthers comunity, to be published in my website. So here it is:
From: Richard Stallman
To: Sinner from the Prairy
Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 09:04:33 -0400
It is a step forward for freedom that people who run Steel Panthers
can now run it on GNU/Linux--that it no longer pressures people to use
Windows. However. Steel Panthers itself is still non-free software.
Interesting though the game is, people who want to have full freedom
on their computers need to do without it.
The fight for freedom did not end in 1945, but the main threats
against our freedom today come from different directions, and often
the very governments that talk the loudest about freedom are working
against it. One of these threats is non-free software.
If Steel Panthers were still a commercial product, there might be
little hope of ever persuading the developers to contribute it to our
community. But since it has failed commercially, they have little to
lose by cooperating, and much to gain: it could lead to a renaissance
for the game. The community of developers who want to improve it
already exists in nascent form. Surely they will listen to reason