A good friend of mine was fortunate enough to be chosen to attend a dinner with Richard M Stallman a.k.a. "RMS". My friend cast about for questions to ask RMS during dinner. Here was mine (which I am told was printed out and handed to RMS, rather than verbally paraphrased):
Ask him what he thinks of William Wallace (Character portrayed in
Braveheart). Does he see himself as someone who wanted to be just an
average farmer, but got pulled into something bigger and more important
because his conscience would not let him ignore what was going on? Or was
he always scrapping for a fight and the free software issue seemed to suit
My guess is that it's the latter, but he is only capable of seeing himself
as the former.
"This is hostile. Who wrote this? Fuck him."