[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

William Wade willm.wade at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 21:43:55 UTC 2012

The idea that someone else would have done Y if person X had not done it,
is IMNSHO a load of bunk. Easy to say in retrospect, but would have been
hard to be sure at the time.

Don't demean those who actually did what in retrospect feels obvious. There
are a lot of others who didn't do it.

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:

> If he hadn't headed up the GNU suite of software something else would have
> been developed to fill the void and we would have been discussing some one
> else at this point.
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