Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 01:08 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source John Sullivan, executive director of the Free Software Foundation: "Were it grounded in reality, Oracle's claim that copyright law gives them proprietary control over any software that uses a particular functional API would be terrible for free software and programmers everywhere. It is an unethical and greedy interpretation created with the express purpose of subjugating as many computer users as possible, and is particularly bad in this context because it comes at a time when the sun has barely set on the free software community's celebration of Java as a language newly suitable for use in the free world. Fortunately, the claim is not yet reality, and we hope Judge Alsup will keep it that way." Couldn't agree more.
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Crazy FSF
by kwan_e on Thu 10th May 2012 02:47 UTC
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Further proof that FSF and Stallman are batshit crazy, spreading their fundamentalist dogmatic ideology. The GPL is evil because it forces you to share, even if you don't use GPL. How dare the FSF fight for freedoms instead of being more corporate friendly.

* This is sarcasm, and a summary of anti-FSF comments I have encountered on OSNews.

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