Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source When Windows Vista was launched, the Free Software Foundation started its BadVista campaign, which was aimed at informing users about what the FSF considered user-restrictive features in Vista. Luckily for the FSF, Vista didn't really need a bad-mouthing campaign to fail. Now that Windows 7 is receiving a lot of positive press, the FSF dusted off the BadVista drum, and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
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Stallman for me is the guy who created the FSF , helped foster the GPL and who stand for Free Software defense , creation and advocating. Why you don't use your real name ?

Richard Stallman created the concept of Free** Software as in not free as in beer but Free as in an open source license that requires derivative work to fall under the same license. But instead of giving it a name that accurately describes it like "Forced Open License" he drapes the whole thing in "Freedom" as if the ability to look at the source is a divine right. The shocking thing is how so many people actually buy into it. It really makes me wonder about theories regarding a religious fanaticism gene.

I don't use my real name because I don't want to test the extremes of foss fanaticism. If you don't like it then tough because part of the fun of the internet is being able to call bs on groups like the fsf without having to worry about personal reprisals.

Edited 2009-08-27 09:21 UTC

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