Richard Bucker

Stallman - Libre

Posted at — Dec 15, 2018

For some reason this is the season of Stallman. Richard Stallman seems to be making the media rounds. He likes to talk about free as in Libre not as in $$$. Some of that makes sense and I suppose in order not to dilute the mission he has to be as far to the side as he needs to be. BUT…Stallman was giving an interview to David Parkman when they started talking about not using Skype to do a remote interview because as one side had Skype insisting on it meant forcing the other side to use it and it was 100% proprietary. Along with all the privacy issues. (no longer talking about Libre)And so I’m sitting in front of my Chromebox (read closed linux) when I get an email receipt from Apple. I have a subscription for something called Music Match that I have not needed since I gave up on Apple products 3-4 years ago. I kept paying the subscription because for some silly reason.Sitting here, wanting to cancel it, I realized it ain’t gonna be easy. I no longer have any working Apple devices. My kids have iPads with their own creds… and so there is no way for me to cancel even if I wanted to… unless the credit card expires.