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Free Software Community facts in fiction

From: William Dungan, Jr.
Subject: Free Software Community facts in fiction
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:48:05 -0700
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Gistmass Story is a modern retelling of Homer’s Odyssey. The whole story starts here: <> The first installment is 83 pages long, and over 30,000 words.

A woman who hasn’t seen him since college, meets the protagonist, UV Faust (i.e. Ulysses), and the two discuss his estranged relationship with his ex-wife Penny (i.e. Penelope) and their son Telemachus (nicknamed Telly). That discussion begins here: <>

On the long train ride, he discusses his company’s involvement in the Free Software Community, and has to explain everything to her. That part begins here: <>

In it he compares Microsoft to socialized medicine and the “free world” to free market health care. In one section, he labels Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds as two leaders of the free world. That part beings here: <> The name Richard Stallman is mentioned on pages 53, 56, and 61.

He also uses an analogy of the American Revolutionary War, with the Microsoft monopoly like the English monarchy and the Free Software Community like patriotic American revolutionaries bringing democracy to the economic sphere. That part begins here: <>


William Dungan, Jr.
FSF member #7144

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