The founder of the free software movement, Richard Stallman New Yorker, said today that “Apple is the worst enemy of the user’s freedom” and “prohibited” in their stores software applications without intellectual property rights.
In an interview before delivering a lecture at the University of Murcia, Stallman has said that Apple “was the first to squeeze the most of digital handcuffs,” a phrase which refers to ” their computers are prisons “for those who use them, because the company keeps the user to load applications onto computers that are not theirs.
In his opinion, Microsoft attempts to “divert public attention so that diverts the discussion from the freedom of open source to something superficial to not allude to it.”
Stallman has argued devoted “to freedom, to fight for it, especially since the field of information technology”, but in areas in which he admits to not being “leader” (the search for their name in Google offers more than 3.9 million hits) does to support the extent of his ability and with the slipstream of his name.
Declared rebel against proprietary software that allow users to control, says he launched his movement after working in the 70′s of last century at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and suffer in their flesh the free software to manage change the payment.
Speaking of proprietary software, free guru has described the former as “tyrannical and unjust” and denounced the practice in this regard of the leading companies Apple (MacOS) Microsoft (Windows) Adobe (Flashplayer) and Oracle (Google).
Moreover, he assured that would be a “global disaster” to prosper the complaint against Sun Systems Oracle intellectual property rights, not only for the loss of that most used search engine in the world “-Google-but also” for the rest effects of being a monopoly is known as broad. ”
The four freedoms of free software are, in his words, “run the programs you like, study and change the source code so that it fits the use you want to give everyone, distribute verbatim copies of the originals and do the same with the modified versions for users. ”
“U.S. Democrats can be employees of Hollywood, sold to companies in film and music,” said Stallman, who believes that the current U.S. president, Barack Obama, “not much better” than previous Republicans ” George Bush, father and son. ”
However, in Europe support the free software “the Pirate Party and the Greens, and Spain, the Government of Andalusia and Extremadura”, until he left the presidency Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra.
Or in Latin America, the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, who is the only politician in the world “who openly committed to free software and which conditions public enterprises in his country to justify the use of proprietary software.
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