Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Apr 2006 16:10 UTC, submitted by Mitarai
GNU, GPL, Open Source "When Richard Stallman learned that a compiler architect from ATI would be speaking at MIT, he immediately started organizing a protest against ATI's damaging free software policies. It all started, like most good protests, with a trip to Kinko's printing to make a sign. The request came from Richard Stallman for a 3'x2' sign, mounted and able to be carried with one hand easily. Several frustrating minutes with Inkscape, two trips to the store and one foam-core backing later, we had our sign, and it stated our message clearly in black letters on white background."
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RE[3]: Boycott!!
by Disruptor on Sun 30th Apr 2006 19:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Boycott!!"
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Ok - this is really cracking me up:

"Rights goes both ways. As much as RMS got the right to protest, the architect from ATI got the right to transmit his message(s) without such disruptions. It's something that "freedom advocates" seem to forget."


`Transmit his message without disruptions'?

Say what? The guy was just sitting there silently ... what's `the disruption'? Just because he held a sign he was a disruption? And I really wonder:

1.) What they were thinking when they called the security. 2.) What that guy trying to get Rms out of the room thought he was doing.

No evaluation of the situation. No questions asked. No one even though `Hey, maybe, JUST MAYBE this guy has the _right_ to do this'. What kind of a dictatorship is this? What kind of attitude is this anyway? To those of you who would have their little ego hurt by an act like that of RMS (poor deers), I have an advice:

Grow up

Edited 2006-04-30 19:54

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