Richard Stallman finds a home

Richard Stallman gets a GPL house, while Steve Ballmer may need something to help him relax.

Richard Stallman, godfather of the free-software movement and co-author of the GNU General Public License (GPL), has apparently found a home:

Steve McLoughlin (Alfresco)

It's not clear whether it's a retirement home, a private club for members, or what, but I'm sure they'll welcome him anytime he's in London, where it's located. Let's hope it's nearby Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's Zune House, as the man doesn't seem to have much love for the iPhone, according to this story in Ars Technica.

(I think GPL, in this case, actually stands for Garden Picture Library, but...don't tell Stallman. :-)

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