Richard Stallman believes the arrival of Steam to Linux
Richard Stallman, founder of the movement for free software via the GNU Project, dedicated some words to refer to the upcoming release of the Steam gaming platform on Linux, which come from the hand of the Source graphics engine and the title Left 4 Dead 2 as soon as this year 2012 .
First of all, stallman raises the question: What effects can bring this coming? To this we reply that although the move could mean an increase in the adoption of systems based on Linux, which is good, this is not the goal, since the purpose of the platform is to be successful, but rather ” bring freedom to the users, “they say.
This is why we are qualified to “video games not free, like every other program is not free, as unethical, because they would deny freedom to their users.” However, in light of these two arguments, Stallman makes clear that when assessing the good and bad that this event represents the positive outweighs the negative and Steam on Linux “could motivate users to replace Windows with GNU / Linux “.
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