[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 01:35:35 UTC 2012


Dick's impact on my life was to piss me off.

*- Chad W. Smith*



On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM, William Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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