Richard Stallman is known as one of the loudest advocates of the “free software movement”. That may be good or bad, but his latest remarks may have fueled a mountain of anger. His remarks, that he posted on his blog, seems in the least, very insensitive towards the death of Steve Jobs. This prompted a huge uproar across several sites, and has many wondering, why? Check out what he had to say below:
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.
While everyone is entitled to their opinion, there should always be some type of remorse for the grieving and respect for the good that’s been accomplish in one’s life. So in a quick wrap-up of this, it’s #fail Mr. Stallman. Any thoughts?