movies, open source, RMS and linux...

From: Michael Sokolov <msokolov_at_ivan.Harhan.ORG>
Date: Wed Nov 24 18:42:30 2004

Doc Shipley <> wrote:

> I absolutely see RMS as the father of the open intellectual
> "property" revolution, not just open software. Bu after the SIGLinux
> deal, I have to say he's gone right over the top.

The fundamental problem with RMS is that he cannot make a distinction
between free software / open source *philosophy* (which ought to be
applicable to *all* platforms regardless of technology) and his GNU
project, which is one very specific technology with one very specific
set of *technical* design decisions behind it (which I happen to disagree
with most emphatically). The problem can be seen in how
redirects to (or at least it did last time I visited).

Received on Wed Nov 24 2004 - 18:42:30 GMT

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