February 27, 2003
Microsoft is not as important as it is made out to be
A.Guru prasadh writes "On his sixth visit to India, the mission remains the same for the patron saint of free software. I have come here to strengthen the software movement, says Richard Stallman, the scruffy haired founder of the GNU (Gnu is Not Unix) project. His whistle-stop itinerary includes talking at the assorted Indian Institute of Technologies in India and a host of other institutions. Invited by his die-hard followers here, they make sure that everything goes right for their software guru. Dont say open source, it is free software. Dont say Linux, it is GNU/Linux, they warn. Stallman talks to Nandini Lakshmanon his pet peeves."