[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Mon Dec 10 22:00:01 UTC 2012


Like him or not, his crowd did port the user space tools that made linux a full operating system.
And had it down before Linux was running. I don't see the problem acknowledging that.


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> His name is Dick.
> 
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> 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.
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> - Chad W. Smith
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> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Lynn Dixon < boodaddy at gmail.com >
> wrote:
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> 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?
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> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Chad Smith < chad78 at gmail.com >
> wrote:
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> <explanation>Dick Stallman is a crazy person.</explanation>
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> - Chad W. Smith
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> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Lynn Dixon < boodaddy at gmail.com >
> wrote:
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> Garrett,
> First link in a google search:
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
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> Stallman has always been pretty clear on his stance on free software
> (as in freedom).
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> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM, Garrett Gaston <
> garrett85 at hotmail.com > wrote:
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> 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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