[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

trevor noblitt trevsalad at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 22:47:22 UTC 2012


I used to agree with him but in the last 10 years or so he has gone a
little nuts. I used to make some good points.


On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> His name is Dick.
>
> He is a crazy person because he regularly demands that projects to which
> he has offered exactly zero support or endorsement use the term "GNU/Linux"
> because he believes that everyone who ever used anything Linux related owes
> him worship and adoration.
>
> I have seen this first hand.  It was my first introduction to who he was.
>  He came on the OpenOffice.org mailing list (which was my introduction to
> open source software) and demanded that project start using the term
> "GNU/Linux" on its website, or face his wraith.
>
> That's how I "met" Dick Stallman.  I have never seen any reason to change
> my initial impression of him as an insane
> fanatical-to-the-point-of-blackmail Free Software Freak (which is what FSF
> really stands for).
>
> Personally, I don't care if you pronounce it Lynn-ucks or Line-icks or
> some other weird combination.  But if you call it GNU/Linux, my impression
> of you drops about 75 points.  All thanks to Dick Stallman.
>
> *- Chad W. Smith*
>
>
>
> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Chad,
>> I agreed with pretty much every point he made in that video.  Don't see
>> how any of those points made him a dick?
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> <explanation>Dick Stallman is a crazy person.</explanation>
>>>
>>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Garrett,
>>>> First link in a google search:
>>>> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
>>>>
>>>> Stallman has always been pretty clear on his stance on free software
>>>> (as in freedom).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM, Garrett Gaston <garrett85 at hotmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>  I just watched this interview and heard Richard say that he does not
>>>>> support open source. http://youtu.be/uFMMXRoSxnA I thought the entire
>>>>> world of GNU and Linux was mainly open source based. Could someone please
>>>>> explain?
>>>>>
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