[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

William Wade willm.wade at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 22:56:16 UTC 2012


Just as a side note, I think anyone with the drastic impact that someone
like RMS has had on all of our lives here, can have a fair amount
of leniency in the areas of craziness, diplomatic ability, and linguistic
 pickiness.


On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM, trevor noblitt <trevsalad at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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