Linked by Michael L. Love on Mon 3rd Nov 2003 19:19 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives The GNU-Darwin Distribution is a free operating system and a popular source of free software for Mac OS X and Darwin-x86 users, but it is also a platform for digital activism. Founded in November of 2000, the Distribution has the stated goal of bringing software freedom to computer users of every stripe, and vigilantly defending digital liberties.
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Re: Sorry, I'll try again
by jmf on Tue 4th Nov 2003 01:45 UTC

@Jared White
Like I said, if they want to make a big deal about the DMCA, dumb software patents, etc., fine.
I think also.

However, what I said still stands. The GNU/Darwin project is shooting itself in the foot for making it a platform for political activism not even related to computers.

But why drag the whole "war in Iraq" thing into it? Plenty of people who support the war, like myself, are going to be immediately turned off by their stance.
I understand what you mean. Even Richard Stallamn separates his personal opinions ( to the ones realated to free softwares (

But frankly, the decision to go or not to go to ware is so important, the coverage (who said brainwashing ?) by some mainstream media like fox news so bad that I understand why some people feel they must use whatever mean they can to reach a small amount of public.

From time to time, I appreciate to have a reminder that the software I use are not only a huge suit of 0 and 1 which works (or not ;-), but that they are made by human being, who can have ideas, who act like citizens by expressing themselves. I honestly prefer that they say clearly what they think even if I don't agree, instead of restraining themselves to an hypothetical political correctnes of << what is allowed or not to say for a software developer >>

Finally, don't worry, it's not written in the EULA that you have to endorse anything that the project leader says. I use
fetchmail and find it great, but don't really like what
Eric S Raymond says here