Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 19:12 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the authorities. Initiatives like SOPA promote diligent monitoring of communication channels. Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.
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Put your work where your mouth is.
by emilsedgh on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 21:13 UTC
emilsedgh
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2007-06-21

"This is why you should support Linux, even if you use Windows. This is why you should support Apache, even if you run IIS."

If you want to truly support the Free Software Movement, the least you could do is actually using it.

'I support free software but iphone applications are more fun' or 'I like Linux but Windows works-for-me' means nothing.

Im not saying we all should be as extreme as rms. Noone could be as extreme as him.We sometimes need to get some job done. But least we could do is giving up on some features of propertiary softwares.

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