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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More of the same from Alexandre Oliva
by zunz on Wed 10th Nov 2010 00:49 UTC
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Alexandre has done this sort of grandstanding about Linux before.

I first saw it on on the LKML back when the GPLv3 was first posited and Linux chose to stay with GPLv2.

He engaged in a debate (and I use the term loosely) with Linus. You can probably find all the posts in the LKML archives but they get pretty tedious.

And to be fair to the wider FSF, I don't think his personal opinions even represent how they feel.

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