[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Bret McHone dbmchone at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 21:51:31 UTC 2012


GNU filled a void that linux needed. You think Linus would have just
dropped his project if GNU wasn't around? It is true that he might have,
but he already had the OS and just needed the core apps. I stand behind
what I said since your opinion holds no more weight than my own.

-B
On Dec 10, 2012 4:44 PM, "William Wade" <willm.wade at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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