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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RE[6]: Crazy FSF
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 06:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy FSF"
Thom_Holwerda
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He preaches the evils of lobbying, yet when there's an article showing Google spending way more than anyone of else he's suddenly silent on the matter.


What, you mean like this?

http://www.osnews.com/story/25864/Under_scrutiny_Google_spends_reco...

Yup. Totally silent about it. Yep. Really.

This is what we call confirmation bias, bowkota. You simply ignore articles that don't fit into your world view of "Thom = anti-Apple/pro-Google", so it leads to rather embarrassing situations where you submit something negative about Google which I then delete because it;s already been posted, and then you go on assuming I deleted it because I'm pro-Google.

I hope this serves as an eye opener.

Edited 2012-05-10 06:48 UTC

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