Turns out Stallman is a creep
In this week’s Hero to Zero, Richard Stallman, considered by many as the leader of the free software movement, fell on his sword after allegations of sexism, an indefensible stance on Epstein and pedophilia, and a weird attachment to an abortion joke. The fall-out follows the Jeffrey Epstein outrage, and a much closer look at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Labs and its involvement with one of America’s biggest sleezebags, who bought his involvement with the labs that served as ground-zero for the hacker movement. Other previously-revered names have been caught in the shitstorm, like MIT tech lab director Joi Ito and the late AI genius Marvin Minsky. It’s a long-overdue clean-out of the misogynistic developer industry, symbolically where the whole hacker scene started. One wonders if we’ll have any heroes left by the end of it.