At the end of a debate by the Yale Political Union on the topic of DRM
-- the verdict? It should be banned -- well known free software advocate Richard Stallman was confronted by a collective group of ninjas, obviously
hired by Microsoft in response to one Chinese student's interruption of Bill Gates' speech in China
. Turns out the ninjas were just reenacting a comic from XKCD, which depicts "rms," as he is affectionately known, whipping out a sword to defend himself from anti-GPL pranksters. No sword was thrusted in this example: instead, only a hearty chuckle was heard emanating from the bearded and shoeless father of the free software movement. Read
- Yale Political Union's blog of the incidentRead
- XKCD's "Open Source"