Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Dec 2009 15:16 UTC, submitted by chully
Gnome Over the weekend, there has been a bit of a ruffling of the feathers over in the GNOME camp. It started with complaints received about the content on Planet GNOME, and ended with people proposing and organising a vote to split GNOME from the GNU Project.
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I am a little tired of comparisons of Free Software advocacy with religion. A religious person is one that believes in something without physical evidence, frequently irrational stuff. I think that proprietary software developers always tried to make us believe stuff like this, such as during the 80s when proprietary software was something that should be used as a book. Now we must consider proprietary software as part of the hardware. I support free software because it seems a rational approach to the software, as opposed to proprietary software that attempts to create artificial scarcity protected by legal measures that often stifle innovation. Remember that RMS is a practicing atheist, Saint IGNUcius is a parody act. Please, stop comparing the FSF with a religious organization. The proprietary software industry seems more appropriate for this comparison. And with this approach, the BSA would be the Holy Inquisition.

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