[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Bret McHone dbmchone at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 20:58:06 UTC 2012


Which views?

-B

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I still respect his views...
> On Dec 13, 2012 3:48 PM, "Bret McHone" <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dedication to a single cause at the expense of everything else in life
>> can be looked at in a number of ways. It just depends on how you as an
>> individual see his ideals and the method he goes about trying to achieve
>> his goals.
>>
>> One thing that and I can't wrap my head is around him being anti-children
>> because of their impact on the environment?! wtf man… If you just don't
>> want children, that's one thing.. But there is no possible way to calculate
>> an individual's impact on the environment.. Though I have to admit it does
>> comfort me a little that he's choosing to let his lineage die with him.
>> Maybe we should direct him to http://www.vhemt.org/ to seal the deal..
>> (Voluntary Human Extinction Movement for those who are unaware)   I wonder
>> if they use only free software. hmmmm….
>>
>> -B
>>
>>
>> On Dec 13, 2012, at 3:11 PM, Rod-Lists wrote:
>>
>> no just dedicated to his cause.
>>
>> ----- Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I was thinking more along the lines of a villain to some bizarro-world
>>
>> version of Captain Planet. Where instead of Captain Planet promoting
>>
>> Environmentalism, it was Captain Free Market promoting Libertarianism.
>>
>> Dick Stallman would be one of the over-the-top cartoon
>>
>> Marxist Fascist villain who would fit in perfectly in that universe.
>>
>>
>> Spewing 1984 double-speak promoting of "Freedom" whilst forcing everyone
>> to
>>
>> obey the almighty GPL 3.0 (which is preparing the way for the GPL 4.0 -
>>
>> "Thou shalt do all thy programming for free, and allow everyone to have
>>
>> access to everything you've ever created on demand and at no cost in
>>
>> whatever format they desire.")
>>
>>
>> Here, he's just crazy.
>>
>>
>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>
>>
>>
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