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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Roy Batty
by dpi on Tue 4th Nov 2003 06:31 UTC

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"Maybe if these people would code more and stop talking politics less Hurd would actually get done."

It's their choice to do X, right? That's their freedom. I'd say, go code on the Hurd yourself. They're not obligated to do so, like you seem to think.

Imo politics are unavoidable in this world. Even in software. Take software patents and DMCA for example. That's politics, freedom, and software in 1 mix. Even OpenBSD, which claims to be free from politics, cannot avoid it. See the 3.4 song at http://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html about DARPA.

"As someone else mentioned, Stallman has said that he would like to see proprietary software illegal."

Where? Why? What were his arguments? Do you have a URL?

Are you against all people who have an idea of making something illegal by law? What consequences and actions do you draw when one does so? What is your opinion on proprietary software?

"Smells like communism to me."

Why?

I think it smells like apple pie.

"Good thing that nobody takes him seriously."

Can you proof this? I doubt you can, because you do not know everybodies' opinion on this matter. Therefore: fallacy.