Probably the most important person you have never heard of

Many of the people that I have worked with over the years give me strange looks when I explain how much we owe technological advancement to 1960s counterculture from the beatniks onwards. I have discussed Stewart Brand here before a number of times, a peer of Brand’s is a man called Richard Stallman who has been steadfast in his quest for free software and internet freedom. I don’t necessarily agree with everything that he says, but you can’t argue with what he has achieved and he has acted as a force-for-good; as a counterbalance to some of the more base commercial interests such as big content and Microsoft.

Mashable did a great interview with Stallman that I wanted to share here.