Richard Stallman is wookin’ pa nub

stallman.jpgCraigslist posts that are especially funny, strange, or out-of-the-ordinary can be tagged by users, and, if enough people tag it, the posting can make it into the coveted “Best Of” listings that are collated once every month or so. One January winner was a M4W personal ad from a heavily bearded nerdy oldster…

And it turned out to be from Richard Stallman, the ornery, outspoken open source advocate and president of the Free Software Foundation!

He mentions his “unusual interests in politics, science, music and dance” and his search for a woman that can “[delight] in her ability to fascinate a man and…be loved tenderly”, and has a low opinion of success and spending time together every day.

He also identifies his “23-year-old child, the Free Software Movement” as a major part of his life (who precludes him from having any other children).

And the icing on the cake? The accompanying photo.

Now, the IT field isn’t renowned for its lookers, but you’d hope that someone smart enough to found the GNU Project and author the GNU General Public License would attach a less hobo-riffic photo to help potential mates get past his request for someone with whom to “share bouts of intense, passionately kind awareness of each other, alternating with tolerant warmth while we’re absorbed in other aspects of life.”

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