I suggest this story change its name from “made me change” to “asked me to change”.
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If Stallman had power over them I would see it falling into that fuzzy area, or right through it into a requirement.
“Seeing X made me realize Y” is something we hear sometimes. “Made me” is not necessarily about a person forcing a person to do something.
But maybe the headline would have been less ambiguous (and less sensationalist) had it said “A note from rms made me …” or even more removed, “Reading a note from …”, or just “rms’s views made me …”.
It’s “made me change” in the sense of “convinced me to change”, not “forced me to”. (I’m suggesting the original title back…)
fascinating! the open^H^H^H^Hlibre Goldberg project and subsequent recordings have all been fabulous. I noticed the name change nut had no idea the connection to RMS.