[lug] Stallman on Linux vs GNU/Linux (fwd)

Scott A. Herod herod at interact-tv.com
Wed Oct 18 10:33:51 MDT 2000

That reminds me of the "troll" that used to live in the basement of 
the physics building at Ga. Tech.  (He may still for all I know.)  At
one point in the mid 80s some administrator tried to have him thrown
out but all of the equipment for classroom demonstrations stopped
working and all of the undergrad lab equipment started failing.
They had to go crawling to him and beg him to come back.


"Jeffrey B. Siegal" wrote:
> llornkcor wrote:
> > is that he was living at MIT, not a
> > student, not a prof., just some GNU freakazoid living on a cot for
> > 16 years! At MIT... how he pulled that one off, I'll never know.
> He used to work there as a staff member.  He has a number of important friends
> and supporters in the lab let him hang around because there is no harm in it and
> they recognize the value of what he does and has done.
> I'm not sure that he still lives in the lab, but he did for a long time.

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