By Francisco Rangel
(To the tune of Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones)
I see a red D and I want to play nethack
Go down to Gehennom and bring the trinket back
I see the grid bugs bite, the Kop runs with a hose
I light my magic lamp and so the darkness goes
Drop stuff on altars but they’re cursed so they glow black
I stash my scrolls and potions in an oilskin sack
I see corpses all around, I’ll eat them right away
Hope I get intrinsics, hope my god will let me pray
Sit on a throne and get to genocide some L’s
The Oracle will speak, and the shopkeeper sells
Get a prize from Sokoban and then on to clear the quest
Kill Medusa, find the castle, open up that chest
The Valley of the Dead, and David’s Treasure Zoo
I’ll visit Vlad and get the Candelabrum too
If I look hard enough for the vibrating square
I’ll kill the wizard, get the Book, and I’ll be there
I’ll get the amulet and make a run for it
With demons on my tail, I hope I don’t get hit
Go through the planes and reach the altars at the end
I’ll sacrifice the amulet and I’ll ascend
I wanna beat this game, it’s so hard, cannot save, can’t restart
I’ll go to Gehennom, with my pet by my side
Don’t eat the food that’s tainted, tainted, tainted, or you’ll die, yeah!
Richard Mathew Stallman as known as RMS is an American Software Freedom Activist would come to Bali on 1 until 7 November 2009 after his last visiting to indonesia on 2004. RMS also known as founder of GNU project. The name “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix!”; it is pronounced g-noo, as one syllable with no vowel sound between the g and the n.The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. At GNU.org you can found some explanation about Free Software. Free software is about a Liberty TO USE the software not about the prices.
In visiting to Indonesia RMS will give speech to an event before Global Conference on Open Source (GCOS) which will be attended at Jakarta. RMS would not give speech on GCOS because there are some different about Free Software which introduced by RMS and Open Source Software. As the first computer science department in University of Udayana, we don’t want to miss this opportunity. Becouse we see Indonesia as a developed country need some breakthrough to develop our IT infrasturcture and the movement of Free Software wich is introduced by RMS can be the one solution for us. Hopefully as the young computer science department , we can learn much more about Free Software Movement directly from the founder.
After made some contacts with RMS, he is agreed to give some speech at Udayana University. Hopefully RMS can give two speech about Free Software Movement and GNU /LINUX Operating System so we can take full advantage of the RMS’s visit.