Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jan 2007 16:33 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows With the imminent release of Windows Vista to consumers this month, Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, has claimed Microsoft's latest desktop effort is over-hyped and not a revolutionary advancement. "I don't actually think that something like Vista will change how people work that much," Torvalds told Computerworld. "I think it, to some degree, has been over-hyped as being something completely new and I don't actually think it is."
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>> Wish those zealots never existed.

If you had your wish, there would probably be no linux or OSS to speak of. Atleast in the state it is today.
(if you are to believe RMS that is, and i partly do)

You can scream for what you want, let them scream for freedom if they so please.

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grable Member since:

Its allways been political for RMS, hence the term "Free Software". "Open Source" came later.
so its more the opposite effect, going more and more thowards bussines interests.
(im not saying its ALL bad though)

I agree he is a bit pedantic, but his message holds more water today than it ever did.

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Aussie_Bear Member since:

I don't think you understand what is meant by "FREE".

The "FREE" part mainly applies to developers and would-be developers. Free to modify the code. The catch is that you should offer the same freedoms to others, as was offered to you. That's the point of the GPL.

It does NOT necessarily mean free as in give away at no cost. Even though most distros are given away for free, companies like Xandros, RedHat, Novell, Linspire, etc charge money for their distros. (For support contracts to business clients, paid support for desktop users, or to pay for proprietary codecs like MP3, WMV, etc, etc).

Those companies clearly make money on GPL'ed solutions. (Which counters your claim suggesting that you can't make money).

And the GPL v3? Have you actually read the drafts? Or are you just basing things on hear-say?

The GPL v3 is mainly about preventing Tivo-lization. That is, delibrately using hardware (DRM) to prevent users of that device from modifying the Linux code as they wish.

GPL3 does NOT mean DRM-free content. Developers can add DRM the content they distribute. If you want DRM and don't agree with GPL, write your own code. Its your choice.

Is that hard to understand?

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archiesteel Member since:

CrazyDude0 please stay on-topic. Your anti-GPL rants have nothing to do with Vista being over-hyped.

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WorknMan Member since:

So if you follow RMS then yeah go for it. Be prepared to live a life like RMS i.e. a small apartment with no one to love, no wife, no family, no children.

And by the looks of him, no shower either ;)

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b3timmons Member since:

CrazyDude0, just read what you wrote:

Sorry buddy RMS is a communist whacko and i don't want to take an example from him in this very capitalist world.

It is very tempting to "take an example" from people, but I find that it is a tricky business. Just think for yourself and argue without invoking people like LT and RMS. If you are dead set against RMS's ideas, you should be prepared to argue using facts and logic.

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tristan Member since:

So if you follow RMS then yeah go for it. Be prepared to live a life like RMS i.e. a small apartment with no one to love, no wife, no family, no children.

Sorry buddy RMS is a communist whacko

You heard it here first, folks: release your software under the GPL, and no-one will ever love you, you disgusting filthy Commie.

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