Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Sep 2009 13:35 UTC, submitted by Hiev
Mono Project If you don't like personal, blog-style reporting, you might want to skip this item. A few days ago, during a speech at Software Freedom Day in Boston, Richard Stallman has, at least in my book, crossed a line that I thought he would never cross.
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RMS is always right
by soulrebel123 on Thu 24th Sep 2009 14:59 UTC
soulrebel123
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2009-05-13

RMS has been historically right. I really think that open source should directly fight Ms on any ground.

If just mono was licensed under the gpl3 there would be noboby complaing, so I think De Icaza and Novell have something to hide.

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v RE: RMS is always right
by Hiev on Thu 24th Sep 2009 15:04 in reply to "RMS is always right"
RE[2]: RMS is always right
by Hiev on Thu 24th Sep 2009 15:26 in reply to "RE: RMS is always right"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

"feminist remarks"

Oh, silly me, I mean sexist remarks.

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RE: RMS is always right
by memson on Thu 24th Sep 2009 16:20 in reply to "RMS is always right"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

If just mono was licensed under the gpl3 there would be noboby complaing, so I think De Icaza and Novell have something to hide.


Yes, yes, yes!! You hit the nail on the head - and the licensing of Mono is precisely why you are correct - though we differ on terms (as I'd like less restrictive terms personally.)

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RE: RMS is always right
by DrillSgt on Thu 24th Sep 2009 16:32 in reply to "RMS is always right"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

RMS has been historically right. I really think that open source should directly fight Ms on any ground.

If just mono was licensed under the gpl3 there would be noboby complaing, so I think De Icaza and Novell have something to hide.


Mono is licensed under the GPL, LGPL, and MIT/X11 Open Source Licenses.

The only parts that are not is ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET AJAX, which are under the Microsoft Open License, and not in use by Mono applications as a general rule. These parts are not required to use C#, or the mono runtime.

http://www.mono-project.com/Licensing

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RE: RMS is always right
by sbergman27 on Thu 24th Sep 2009 16:36 in reply to "RMS is always right"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

RMS has been historically right.

No. RMS says things which are obvious to many, and his followers then consistently practice revisionist history to give him the credit. There's a difference.

Edited 2009-09-24 16:36 UTC

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RE[2]: RMS is always right
by sorpigal on Fri 25th Sep 2009 14:10 in reply to "RE: RMS is always right"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Don't underestimate the usefulness of stating the obvious from a pulpit.

Maybe RMS said things other people in similar positions knew, so maybe it was 'obvious'. What makes this not pointless is that people who *didn't* find it obvious were thereby informed.

If it's so easy to be right the way RMS has been right, why aren't you famous for being right? If you don't tell anybody else obvious things they remain obvious only to you.

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