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Some favorite photos

Please look in the Photos directory and email rms at gnu period org with the URLs of your favorites. Please give the path to the full size image and not the web page the image resides in. No more than three photos per person please.

Favorites from another reader

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Portrays the struggle that a true prophet free software has to go through to be widely accepted.
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A shirt with multitudes of colors (and here I thought you only wore red polos!).
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The trees in front and the ruins at the back really go well together, Aegroto dum anima est, spes est.

Favorites from Andrew

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At first glance, this looked like some kind of post-apocalyptic scene (though somewhat cheerier) where a wandering wizard hacks away at one of the few surviving computers. It made me think: if there was some great and terrible apocalypse, how *would* computing eventually reemerge? On the foundation of free software. All those unfree operating systems and applications would be impossible to use. Only free software would give mankind the ability and freedom to recreate society because only free software gives mankind all of the possibilities.
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This picture conjures of thoughts of a wandering Alpine bard, or some sort of fantasy wizard. The placement of the bag suggests a deep-thinking gyrovague. I could see this picture as the cover for a fantasy novel, or for the reflections of a world-spanning, intrepid wanderer. Or perhaps a technodruid! I get a deep sense of freedom in this picture, intermixed with echoes of ancient times.
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I was instantly reminded of the famous picture of a young Walt Whitman. (I just googled this, so no endorsement of the site). From this picture I get a sense of a bright light shining within. I think we all have it (metaphorically of course) - but many of us do not let it shine out for others to see. This picture is a marvelous microcosm of life - - CDs and digital cameras, paper books on math and technology, political buttons and even baseball cards. And there are you in the middle, as if about to speak, as if there was a bright truth constantly bubbling up inside you that you couldn't stop sharing.

Favorites from Marcelo

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Favorites from Dylan

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Favorites choosen by Fabio

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Another set of Favorites

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Favorites from Peter Wiehe

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Favorites from p Valdés

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Favorites from Marco Cecchetti

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A Favorite from Wilbert

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A Favorite from Emmanuel

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Favorites from Rachael

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Another set of favorites

Arjun likes:

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SF Bay

Joe Maille likes this view of the SF Bay.

SF Bay

Another set.

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More Favorites

Stefan Weise like:

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of the mix of buttons, books and the old computer hardware.
Because of the mix of buttons, books and the old computer hardware.
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looks like if you don't care where you are. Very concentrated.
It looks like if you don't care where you are. Very concentrated.
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just funny
even dogs are interested in free software
even dogs are interested in free software
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just for the friendly facial expression
also for the facial expression
also for the facial expression

Another readers's Favorites

Mattias Andrée prefers:

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Another readers's Favorites

Carlos Contreras picked out these three photos.

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Computers in Natural Settings

Another reader expressed a preference for computers in natural settings for showing "mutually supportive people living in harmony and empathy and mutual support.; deprived of neither nature nor ("appropriate") technology, of neither privacy/individuality, nor of communitarian and social needs."

Working in nature.
Working in nature.
With a piece of rock.
And one not working.

At work.

At work on a laptop.

Favorite from another reader

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"Well, I liked this photo (because you put computers and nature,it's important, it's a message of freedom for me.)"

Another reader's favorites

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Here are collection of some of the favorite photos picked by readers (with caption provide by the person who suggested the photo).

A favorite from Roy Guadalupe
Roy Guadalupe (roy_gs at yahoo dot com) says this is his favorite photo

Photos of me

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Another person's favorite.
a runner up
And their runner up.
a runner up
And their runner up.
RMS woking, GNU sticker covering IBM Logo.
RMS woking, GNU sticker covering IBM Logo.
RMS outside on a lush rocky hill with his laptop.
RMS outside on a lush rocky hill with his laptop.
Playing a recorder with a cockatiel on his head.
Playing a recorder with a cockatiel on his head.
RMS seated working with an OLPC.
RMS seated working with an OLPC.
A hallowed profile shot of him at the Vatican holding an assumably free software laptop.
A hallowed profile shot of him at the Vatican holding an assumably free software laptop.
Another photo of St. IGNUcius at the Vatican blessing a bystander's computer.
Another photo of St. IGNUcius at the Vatican blessing a bystander's computer.

Photos taken by me

A small kid covering a wise-looking statue's mouth. It is cute.
A small kid covering a wise-looking statue's mouth. It is cute.
Makes a very good gNewSense background.
Makes a very good gNewSense background.

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(Parce que je suis un fan de "south park", le dessin animé)
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