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The Free Software song

Having just watched Revolution OS for the umpteenth time, and finding that the words are freely distributable, for your reading pleasure here are the lyrics to RMS‘s Free Software Song:

[To the melody of Sadi Moma:]

Join us now and share the software;
You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
x2

Hoarders may get piles of money,
That is true, hackers, that is true.
But they cannot help their neighbors;
That’s not good, hackers, that’s not good.

When we have enough free software
At our call, hackers, at our call,
We’ll throw out those dirty licenses
Ever more, hackers, ever more.

Join us now and share the software;
You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
x2

You’ll find this on the Free Software Foundation’s site along with some recordings, including the obligatory death metal version.

Nudging Craig to do a recording of this.

Roseneath, Wellington, Friday, August 17th, 2007

Richard Stallman is a cool dude

Here’s my new favourite guy – Mr Richard ‘Free Software’ Stallman. His site has a lot more than rants about free software though, and it would give certain right wing nutcase friends of mine a coronary.

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, May 16th, 2005

Revolution OS

If you’re a nerd who loves your software then Revolution OS is the doco for you. In fact, I’ve watched this film twice this week with three non-nerds and they also loved it as much as I did. It plots the rise of Linux and free/open source software. Lots of hyper-intelligent guys with beards, long hair and ethical business practices.

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

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