[kwlug-disc] [GTALUG] Richard Stallman is coming to Toronto

Jason Eckert jason.eckert at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 19:58:28 EST 2019


RMS gave a few talks at UW at the request of us long-term members of the CS club there. The last one was in 2007, but at the Chinese food dinner afterwards, I managed to piss him off (for the second time in the same decade) – maybe that’s why he hasn’t been back to UW? Probably not, but I’d like to think it was me (even though I didn’t mean to).

Linus is a fun guy to be around (he never stops talking), as are Ted Tso and Alan Cox from the early days.
On the programming side, Donald Knuth and Bjarne Stroustrup are both entertaining to listen to in a presentation.
Not sure if I could come up with a bucket list of FLOSS developers I’d like to meet, mainly because I’ve met some amazing ones that aren’t that famous, and think that’s a good thing. But if I had to choose, I’d say Matias Duarte (who wrote xbill ;-).



From: Ron Singh
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:49 PM
To: KWLUG discussion
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] [GTALUG] Richard Stallman is coming to Toronto

Dang, would have loved to make it there, not enough heads-up. 

Weird, the FSF published notice of this Feb 7th RMS event on Dec 21st of last year and now 7 weeks later, it percolates down to us.


Thanks for the info Bob, I will spread it around an hopefully some Linux-y souls will be able to make it on such short notice.

My bucket list of Linux folks to listen to in person -- 
- Torvalds
- RMS
- Greg KH(kernel guy)
- Sean Davis(of Xfce)
- Anyone from the Cinnamon desktop team

 How about you folks? Who's on your list?

Ron Singh


On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 6:02 PM Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:
Hi all: Here's a note I got through the GTALUG mailing list. Might be interesting for us Free Software folks.

--Bob.


> Richard Stallman is giving a talk at YorkU on Thursday, if anyone wants to go.
> 
> Senate Chambers, North Ross Building, Room N940, York University, Toronto,
> Ontario, Canada
> 
> Feb 07, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 
> 
> 
> https://www.fsf.org/events/rms-20190207-toronto



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