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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by StringCheesian on Sun 30th Apr 2006 23:29 UTC
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I don't think these kind of tactics are going to get us anywhere.

They would probably support open source better if there was enough demand - if enough people asked them nicely. This is better handled with diplomacy, pusuasive speaking, and petitions.

"Don't buy from Ati" will just alienate them.

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