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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Apologies to The Onion
by tobyv on Wed 30th Sep 2009 01:26 UTC
tobyv
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2008-08-25

Christ, can't our Stallman-centric tech media focus on something else besides Richard Stallman?

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RE: Apologies to The Onion
by kaiwai on Wed 30th Sep 2009 03:07 in reply to "Apologies to The Onion"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Christ, can't our Stallman-centric tech media focus on something else besides Richard Stallman?


Unfortunately Stallman is like watching a car crash in slow motion - you want to look away and yet you can't help but stare at the carnage that is about to unfold.

Like any leader of any group; he doesn't know when to step aside and keep quiet. He will eventually say something that is so stupid that it'll permanently disgrace FSF. What he is saying now is just strange and kooky but this is simply the beginning of a long road which will end up at a destination that even his supporters will shocked about.

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RE[2]: Apologies to The Onion
by merkoth on Wed 30th Sep 2009 03:28 in reply to "RE: Apologies to The Onion"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

No big deal. The dude screwed up once more, but this time he at least apologized. Maybe those pills are making effect?

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RE[2]: Apologies to The Onion
by tobyv on Wed 30th Sep 2009 10:40 in reply to "RE: Apologies to The Onion"
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

Like any leader of any group; he doesn't know when to step aside and keep quiet.


Ralph Nader

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RE[2]: Apologies to The Onion
by pepa on Wed 30th Sep 2009 13:34 in reply to "RE: Apologies to The Onion"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

You know what might happen? He will start to follow Jesus. That would be a miracle then!

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RE[2]: Apologies to The Onion
by rockwell on Thu 1st Oct 2009 17:50 in reply to "RE: Apologies to The Onion"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

What's this "eventually" that you speak of? Stallman is a cocksack, and everything he's ever said is idiotic tripe. Only fools believe he has anything worthwhile to say.

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