Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:24 UTC, submitted by koki
GNU, GPL, Open Source Now this is interesting. We see what is at its core a very valid concern, in practice not a problem to anyone, and, thanks to the tone of the press release, close to trolling. The Free Software Foundation Latin America is complaining about something that has been known for a while - there is some non-Free code stuck in the Linux kernel (mostly firmware). A valid issue of concern from an idealogical viewpoint, but sadly, the tone of the press release turns this valid concern into something close to trolling.
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Linux is _not_ an ideological project
by google_ninja on Wed 10th Nov 2010 00:44 UTC
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Linus has stated this many, many times. The only reason the GPL is used is to keep people playing fair, not so Free Software can take over the world. I find it funny that people so out of touch that they don't realize the project is borderline hostile towards their organization decided to make press releases pretending this isn't the case.

Maybe they could spend their time better by actually accomplishing something and getting HURD (which _is_ an ideological project) out the door, so that innocents like them won't be caught up in the non-free software scam that is linux.

In closing, here is the leader of the FSF eating something off of his foot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I25UeVXrEHQ (I can't help it, the fsf brings out the troll in me)

Edited 2010-11-10 00:47 UTC

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