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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RE[3]: FSF become communist
by telns on Fri 28th Aug 2009 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: FSF become communist"
telns
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In his view, people should *have to* share any code for binaries they distribute. When you think about it, and despite the "common wisdom" on the matter in our community, that is a very communistic attitude. (At this point, I should note that communism is nothing more than an economic system based on a particular philosophy, and should not be confused with the totalitarian governments which, in practice, have often accompanied it for some reason.)


You answered your own musing a couple of lines up. The natural consequence of any "have to" order is that some entity must force compliance, regardless of an individual's level of willingness.

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