[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Tim Youngblood timyoungblood at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 14:12:34 UTC 2012


Richard is a person who is principled; a rarity it seems. I like him.


On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:59 AM, JonathanCalloway <
jonathancalloway at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think his contributions to open source from a conceptual and philosophical point
> of view were, and are good and valid for the most part.  However, his
> problem is that he has extended that philosophy to life, and turned it in
> to a worldview, rather than merely a simple set of philosophical principals
> around software development.  That is where he went off the rails, and what
> turned him into a crazy person.
>
> When you get to the point where you won't use any computer except some
> vague obscure manufacturer because the BIOS isn't open enough for you ,or
> you can't take a subway because the software they use doesn't meet your
> requirements for 'freedom', you've gone a bit too far. . . .
>
> Just my tow cents. . . .
>
> <JC>
>
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> *From: *"Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
> *To: *"Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" <
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> *Sent: *Monday, December 10, 2012 6:47:48 AM
> *Subject: *Re: [Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source
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>
> He is a little odd, but Richard Stallman still still has very valid points.
> On Dec 9, 2012 9:21 PM, "William Wade" <willm.wade at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Consider that a flame bait not taken.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Dick's impact on my life was to piss me off.
>>>
>>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>>
>>
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