Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Dec 2009 00:13 UTC
Gnome In the item we ran yesterday about GNOME and the GNU Project, one aspect got snowed under a little bit. It turns out a claim made in the iTWire article about the role a blog post by Miguel De Icaza was false, and even though the claim wasn't ours, I did repeat it, and therefore, should correct it too. I also need to offer apologies for not framing the opening of the article clear enough - had I framed it better, a lot of pointless discussion and name-calling could've been avoided.
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RE[7]: It is all okay
by strcpy on Wed 16th Dec 2009 18:40 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: It is all okay"
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2009-05-20

Yes. You quite nicely summarized all that I fiercely oppose. No self-respecting open source / free software project should actively limit the free speech of its members.

(And just to recapitulate the context here: this is about limiting the free speech to disallow talking about so-called "proprietary software", which should be always presented as "immoral" or "unethical", as stated by the head honcho of FSF himself.)

If actions like these are required for Gnome to stay as a GNU project, these two should divorce immediately, the sooner the better.

Edited 2009-12-16 18:46 UTC

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