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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Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

Come on guys... What's with the modding down of all the perfectly relevant comments that fail to make FOSS and its supporters look like the best thing ever?

I've been using GNU/Linux for a while now. I expect to continue using it, possibly until the concept of an operating system becomes obsolete. I don't see why that entails believing that it is the best collection of software ever, or that it has the best community ever. Most especially the latter.

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