Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Richard Stallman is a hippy. If you don’t know who he is then google it, you’ll get a whole bunch of sites on him. For those of you who don’t really have the time or don’t really care let me give you a brief description of the man. Richard Stallman is the founder of the FSF or the Free Software Foundation, which was formed in 1984 to promote free software development as opposed to proprietary software for which he also started something called the GNU project.
Presently, Linux has about 2% of the global desktop market share so coming across a Linux desktop itself is a rarity.
But all of that might soon change as our very own Kerala state government has announced that it will promote and encourage the usage of Linux systems as opposed to Microsoft in their 2500 odd government run and government aided high schools.