I was about to write on this topic earlier but never came around actually doing it.
Ploum is so right about RMS.
Fosdem lost a valuable half day of conference because once again they scheduled RMS.
So before Fosdem I took a poll and asked about 50 people that planned on going to Fosdem if they were going to see RMS. Guess what .. only 1 guy planned to go .. and he said he wanted to go ther for a good laugh, guess what .. he didn't even go. People claim Fosdem is 2 days, no it isn't it's 1.5 day, really .. nobody cares anymore about RMS, not for the 5th year in row.. We've seen him too much giving the same talk over and over again. He became a parody of himselve .. altough he has some valid points about freedom Fundamentalism is never a good thing ever, and that's where RMS misses the ball..
Don't get me wrong, I respect RMS for what he has done, but there must be other interresting people out there that can give a keynote at fosdem next year, RMS might even be there given a talk, but get him out of Janson
Anyway I want my Tea now !