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Charles stross on the future of GNU

Posted by Gasten on January 17, 2008

I’m reading this book, Singularity Sky by Charles Stross (Great book. Read it!). It’s a Hard Sci-fi set in a distant future.

Stross have mentioned a number of brands, scientists and organizations that we have today – Einstein, IBM, Dion, the UN to name a few.

Today I stumbled upon a passage that indicated to the reader that one of the main characters were some sort of member or supporter of a organization called “Free Hardware Foundation” and were GNU Couturier number 15.6.

Apparently the software is free, and the FSF is unnecessary. They are still working on free hardware, though. Actually, in the beginning of the book, the Chief Engineer is a bit worried about a couple of black boxes that he isn’t allowed to take apart which’s being installed on his ship.

On the frist page you can read that the author got a grad in Computer science and have been working as a software engineer, so it’s not all that unlikely that he is a bit of a free software guy. Nice.

Peace!
Gasten

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2 Responses to “Charles stross on the future of GNU”

  1. Stross is one of an interesting wave of recent SF talents–along with Tony Daniel, Dennis Danvers and Peter Watts–folks looking down the road at human evolution and bringing back some warnings and portents of things to come. Good post…

  2. Gasten said

    Yeah, it’s very interesting. And good. I’ll keep my eyes open for those names. Thanks!

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