Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Sep 2009 22:19 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Well, this is refreshing. While Richard Stallman is a staunch critic of anything closed and non-Free, his ire seems mostly directed towards DRM and Microsoft. However, a lesser known fact is that he often talks about Apple's Mac OS X too in his speeches. During those speeches, he repeatedly claimed Mac OS X contained a backdoor which allowed Apple to forcibly impose software changes upon users. Stallman has now posted a retraction for those claims.
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by strcpy on Tue 29th Sep 2009 22:33 UTC
strcpy
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2009-05-20

During speeches, Stallman often made the claim that Mac OS X contained a backdoor - similar to Windows, he says - which allowed Apple to forcible and secretly make changes to Mac OS X and its software.


So it is verified that there is a so-called "backdoor" in Windows that allows evil Microsoft to "secretly" spy users?

Stallman based his claims on information he heard from the Mac community. "I heard this in the Mac community, but there is no published information that confirms it, and I now believe that I was misinformed," he writes, "There is no evidence that Apple has installed software changes without the user's permission."


So because one "hears" about conspiracy theories from some "community", it is all legitimate information.

Geez. Let's start a FUD campaign about FSF because, you know, I hear really strange things about it all day long in the internet.

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RE: Go away
by Blind on Tue 29th Sep 2009 23:34 in reply to "Go away"
Blind Member since:
2009-09-24

I heard Stallman kills puppies to harvest electricity to power the fsf. You can quote me and post it on the front page as news.

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RE[2]: Go away
by godawful on Wed 30th Sep 2009 17:46 in reply to "RE: Go away"
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2005-06-29

I won't believe you until you produce a long form birth certificate of one of these puppies..

I think FSJ has a term for folks like stallman... what is it, oh yes.. freetards

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