Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 18:02 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
GNU, GPL, Open Source Eric S. Raymond is one of the three big figures in open source, together with Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman. During a talk for the Long Island Linux User Group, he made some interesting statements about the GPL, namely that the GPL is no longer needed due to the way the open source movement works.
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RE[4]: ESR is a libertomoron
by JeffS on Tue 24th Mar 2009 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ESR is a libertomoron"
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Good links that prove your points (more or less).

Especially the IQ thing. Only a racist would jump on IQ tests as proof of inferior intelligence of a discriminated minority, conveniently dismissing the influence economic and social conditions can have on said IQ scores.

Thus, ESR, while certainly not the blatent KKK type racist (by any means), appears to be more of a pseudo-intellectual, self describing non-racist, but really a
subtle racist.

The link on the Wiccan thing was interesting. I actually share some of ESR's experience in terms of scepticism for religious dogma, or organized religion in general, and finding some Eastern mysticism somewhat sensibile. But I certainly don't share this wiccan thing.

So, okay, ESR is a Witch (self described, card carrying), and a (subtle, but actual) racist (that he won't admit to others or himself). Add to that gun nut, and hardcore libertarian, and open source advocate.

But one things for sure - he is interesting.

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