Richard Stallman, in his latest blog, states that “Steam on Linux is unethical”. That we as GNU/linux users should not support or even mention that Steam is developing its games for Linux because they deny freedom to their users. This comes from a man who if hired for a speaking engagement requires a long list of things like “tea with a little milk and sugar“, “non-diet pepsi (no Coca-cola please)” and other strange non-free requests. Protect your 12.5inch LED Lenovo ThinkPad from spammers using an essential antivirus software.
I’m thinking he does live in the real world, however, because he expects people that hire him for his speeches to pay for his travel, hotel, various other fees.. so he knows that the world revolves around money – and the possibility to create jobs when something like Steam takes off for Linux..
He states that “Any GNU/Linux distro that comes with software to offer these games will teach users that the point is not freedom. Nonfree software in GNU/Linux distros already works against the goal of freedom.” And that “Adding these games to a distro would augment that effect”
Wake up Stallman.
I for one (and I believe most of you agree with me) applaud Steam for stepping up to Linux and giving us a great gaming platform. Let’s show Steam that we appreciate it by buying their games that run on our Linux systems.
I’ve been running Linux as my desktop OS since 1996 – and have been involved in the Linux community for about as long. Thank you Steam.
Let’s hear your comments below – what do you think?