Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Sep 2006 13:59 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linspire In a move that some may have sensed was coming, Eric S. Raymond - one of the co-founders of the open-source movement - has joined the Freespire Leadership Board. Raymond believes desktop Linux is entering into a critical period, noting that historically, users have shifted operating systems during periods of fundamental changes in hardware platforms. He believes the PC vendors' embrace of 64-bit computing will provide desktop Linux a unique window of opportunity, which if missed, may not come along again for many years.
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I don't think that name recognition is as useful outside of Slashdot as the board of Freespire might think.

Getting bonus points with the Slashdot crowd would be good for Linspire at this point, but ESR isn't gonna help there. Everyone has already realized that he has absolutely nothing to offer, and has stopped making sense a long time ago.

After his trolling on Fedora lists I'm glad he's found a different path. Linspire and him are a great match: they both don't understand what Free Software is about, and they will both not understand why systems like Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu and Debian will always be more popular.

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