[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Sun Dec 16 04:34:01 UTC 2012


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On 12/15/2012 11:31 AM, Rod-Lists wrote:
> I think stephen was engaging farce to make a point.

I've tried really hard to abstain from this thread... for various
reasons.  But it seems to me that one very simple, very important fact
has not appeared in the discussion thus far.

Simply put, RMS is a fundamentalist.  Go ahead and google and make
sure you have an accurate understanding of the definition of a
fundamentalist.  We all draw our lines, I draw mine closer to me than
most on this list.  There is at least the distance of our solar system
between where I draw my line and where RMS draws his line.  The man
does have some ... less than endearing social qualities, but then
again, so did Jefferson and Edison.  Our history books seem to have
forgotten about most of those... Don't damn the genius for the
eccentricity.....

Regards,

dtb


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