although certain aspects of Richard Stallman's philosophy are interesting. The book was written three years ago, and that's quite a long time in the computer business.
Richard is a very well-known campaigner in the free software world, and he's been around for quite a while. He started out as a hacker, but for a long time now he's concentrated on campaigning and making speeches. I've been present at one of his talks, and although I found him interesting I came away with an overriding impression of a man who can't bear to be contradicted or questioned - something of a bigot in fact. He even tries to stop people using the term "intellectual property", and refuses to be interviewed by the press unless journalists use the language that he likes. In his presence you mustn't use words like "commercial" or "consumer" because he doesn't like them. There are many other words which are unacceptable to him.
Frankly he's a pain.