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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Sure. I would say it is far more the norm that I am inspired and curious about something that I can use or take part in first but don't understand rather than the cases where I actually need to learn about it and understand it before I can make use of it.

Do you actually think there is no way a kid can be inspired to program for iOS after using an iPad because it is not open source?

Edited 2012-01-03 05:13 UTC

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