First free software, now free love, thanks to a free personal ad. Richard Stallman, the cantankerous founder of the Free Software Foundation, is looking for a "sweetie," according to an ad placed on Craigslist. He's interested in a woman who "values joy, truth, beauty and justice more than 'success,'" so I guess that rules out geek-seeking missile Julia Allison. If you're interested in hearing every single day of the rest of your life why it's "GNU/Linux," not "Linux," read on for Stallman's ad.
I'm a single atheist white man, 54, reputedly intelligent, with unusual interests in politics, science, music and dance.
I'd like to meet a woman with varied interests, curious about the world, comfortable expressing her likes and dislikes (I hate struggling to guess), delighting in her ability to fascinate a man and in being loved tenderly, who values joy, truth, beauty and justice more than "success"—so we can share bouts of intense, passionately kind awareness of each other, alternating with tolerant warmth while we're absorbed in other aspects of life.
My 23-year-old child, the Free Software Movement, occupies most of my life, leaving no room for more children, but I still have room to love a sweetheart if she doesn't need to spend time with me every day. I spend a lot of my time traveling to give speeches, often to Europe, Asia and Latin America; it would be nice if you were free to travel with me some of the time.
Reply and we'll see where it leads.