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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Drumhellar
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If RMS was my best friend, I would post a link to that video. Since I've never even come close to meeting the man, the video is less funny. (I love embarrassing my friends.)

It's still funny, though. And, it was just an aside to google_ninja's post.

Google_ninja is right in how the FSF has appropriated Linux for it's own ideological goals that do not meet with Linus Torvald's stated goals.

However, you chose to completely ignore the meat of his comment. You have not addressed his true claim in the least bit, and instead attacked an admittedly frivolous part of his comment as if it was the heart of his statement.

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