[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Mon Dec 10 22:05:12 UTC 2012


He more hard core than I. But he reminds us all how these systems,which most take for ranted, impact our lives.
And those who control the source control those systems.

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> 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.
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> 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. . . .
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> Just my tow cents. . . .
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> <JC>
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> From: "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
> To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group"
> <chugalug at chugalug.org>
> 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:
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> Consider that a flame bait not taken.
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> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Chad Smith < chad78 at gmail.com >
> wrote:
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> Dick's impact on my life was to piss me off.
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> - Chad W. Smith
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