Here’s the fifth video in my series of Richard Stallman interview clips. [tweetmeme source=”jolieodell” only_single=false]
I tried in vain to think of a good excuse for putting this on Mashable, but there’s really no angle for it. “Legendary Hacker Relives MIT Glory Days”… Yeah, I don’t think that would go over so well on Mash.
Still, this clip is full of things I had longed to ask Stallman. I mean, I got to sit in a room with the guy for a half hour and just talk… mostly, just listen. What could I possibly say that would be of interest to someone with his intellect, right?
So after talking about free software, SaaS, Google, Apple, and a handful of other topics, I asked him how he came to be a computer hacker and what some of his all-time favorite hacks were. His answers were just wonderful.
Hope you enjoy the video, friends. It’s a bit wonky, timing-wise, but I blame .ogg for that. And of course, you’re free to download and redistribute the video; here is is on Wikimedia.