Book Review: Free as in Freedom

I’ve just finished reading Free as in Freedom a biography of Richard Stallman the founder of the free software movement. The title takes it’s name from the oft repeated statement used to highlight that software freedom is not about the price rather what you can do with it. The book itself is relatively short and …

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Mountains, valleys and the meaning of romance

We spent the weekend in Wales on what has become an annual tradition of post-winter walking loosely organised around a couple of friends birthdays. The location changes every year but this year we were based in a hostel in the Snowdonia National Park. By convention there are usually two walks, higher and lower. I opted …

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