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 Ripples on Wed 30th Sep 2009 02:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Downgraded"
Ripples
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2005-07-06

What you just said made no sense, if he thought OS X had a backdoor because he heard from some source that he can't even remember right now it means he didn't have enough real proof in the first place.

That is ok though in the world of RMS, where you can say whatever ridiculous, unsubstantiated thing you want and eat things from between your toes :-)

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by Moulinneuf on Wed 30th Sep 2009 11:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Downgraded"
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2005-07-06

No, it make perfect sense to go back on your word and apologize when you believed sometyhing to be true in the past, you now know is false in the present. That's what grown up do ... Maybe is proof pointed at something else and he made a mistake in calling it a backdoor when it's a front door for Apple to upload new software.

The problem here is sbergman27 attack/lie/ make up stuff as an anonymous coward, all the time about RMS, when is real problem is with what he does namely Free Software and not compromise to the will and demand of Open Source people.

There is no world of RMS, we all live in the same world, and RMS as just decided to be the Free Software front man. So far RMS as been honest and right on almost evrything he as said, some people namely sbergman27 disagree with that entirely, but offer no real proof as to RMS being wrong and attribute lies and put words and action that RMS would never do as it's not in his character.

Namely F.U.D, as I pointed out clearly well, except for those who lack a brain, if is former intent was to F.U.D. then appologizing for something he said in the past that was attacking, something sbergman27 believe to be an enemy of RMS in is twisted world then it would make no sense to appologize now, would it ? answer is no ...

Hence sbergman27 as become is own worst nightmar as he prooved and become himself the one to proove it, that RMS was right and a better men that he is trying to lie and portray him to be.

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by boldingd on Wed 30th Sep 2009 17:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Downgraded"
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2009-02-19

RMS is apologizing, here. He's admitting error. Let's give him at least a little credit for that. I mean, dammit, people, apparently the man can't win for loosing, if he admits error and apologizes, you guys whine that the ever said anything in the first place...

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