Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Sep 2007 04:14 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Here is an interview with Richard Stallman about a range of free software topics including GPLv3 and comment on the Microsoft patent issue. Stallman has a go at Linus Torvalds even suggesting that if people want to keep their freedom they better not follow Torvalds. From the interview: "The fact that Torvalds says "open source" instead of "free software" shows where he is coming from. I wrote the GNU GPL to defend freedom for all users of all versions of a program. I developed version 3 to do that job better and protect against new threats. Torvalds says he rejects this goal; that's probably why he doesn't appreciate GPL version 3. I respect his right to express his views, even though I think they are foolish. However, if you don't want to lose your freedom, you had better not follow him."
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RE[3]: I have To Ask....
by __xodam__ on Thu 13th Sep 2007 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I have To Ask...."
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I asked the question that I did because I wondered how many people have felt free to attack Stallman based on his personal appearance vs. what he's been doing with the FSF.

Let's face the unpleasant truth. When people want to make a good, lasting impression regarding job interviews or anything in the public eye, they look at making the best FIRST impression.


I understand what you're saying, but I dont agree, it does not justify attacks nor insults from trolls and wackos.

Oh, set your threshold to -5 just in case.. (poster->Vote() is broken design).

Edited 2007-09-13 00:54

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