Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Back In The Day

David Sugar (also known as "some GNU guy"), came to Macedonia in 2002 and subsequently wrote the article Software Freedom for Macedonia?, appearing on the highly popular Linux Journal. Here's a striking observation:
The problem the hacker community faces in Macedonia is that, especially in regard to their age and historic isolation, they do not have anyone who fully understands free software philosophy in the country.
The article is worth reading, at least for its humorous ending:
I have learned that the people of Macedonia do care deeply about software freedom, and that they relate to it in regard to their own unique cultural history and national identity. With their recent elections and change of government, there is new hope that software freedom will become part of the agenda of their national government, for it already is part of their society.

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