Talk:Free Software Song

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what's RMS? can we have a jargon-free explanation! quercus robur 20:13, 2 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Richard M Stallman, the singer. Morwen 20:14, 2 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Richard M Stallman is the founder of the free software foundation.
He isnt really a singer, but sang the song once or twice as a joke.
Surely this needs to be integrated into the article and clearly explained? I've no idea what this is all about, but my expectation of an encyclopedia is to be able to find out... At the moment it all looks like some kind of in-joke... quercus robur 20:32, 2 Dec 2003 (UTC)

I am looking for a guitar tablature of that song to put as a demo of a guitar software see

--RzR 15:10, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Anyone got a a reference on the JWZ thing? -- 12:51, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

What is a "metal version"?[edit]

"Jono Bacon also recorded a metal version of the song."

Please clarify what is a metal version and link to a page about it. -Pgan002 05:06, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

done. Gronky 19:46, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

video inclusion[edit]

Does anyone think whether this video adds something to the value of the article? File:Stallman2.ogv -- Mathias Schindler (talk) 00:51, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, but i think that’s not a really ground-breaking interpretation, or? A good ogg audio file should be sufficient. But i created a Free Software Song catogory at Commons, so now it’s attainable from the article. --Frakturfreund (talk) 11:04, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Anonymous Coward reporting in..[edit]

"This song is used by both Stallman's supporters[who?]"

I think Richard Stallman has more then two supporters. If that is not the intended meaning, it should be phrased out differently. It sound like it was writen by a troll. Thanks --Anonymous Coward —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:12, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

It's probably just Jamie Zawinski's hyperlink taken out of context, so I've removed it. Rp (talk) 07:19, 13 April 2011 (UTC)


Why is this song propaganda? 16:53, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Because it is is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position. I think the addition "so as to benefit oneself" is mistaken. Rp (talk) 07:22, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

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YouTube link[edit]

The "Richard Stallman - Free Software Song on YouTube" link leads to a private video Dullbananas (talk) 02:53, 30 January 2021 (UTC)