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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RE: i was wrong.. BUT!
by spiderman on Wed 30th Sep 2009 13:40 UTC in reply to "i was wrong.. BUT!"
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

I recommend you read it fully because it explains precisely what is wrong with MacOS X.
The wise man shows the moon with his finger and the fools watch the finger. Fools are busy criticizing a man instead of listening to what he says.

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RE[2]: i was wrong.. BUT!
by google_ninja on Wed 30th Sep 2009 14:57 in reply to "RE: i was wrong.. BUT!"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

...and morons don't realize he's not pointing at the moon, he's pointing at a barn. because he's obviously crazy.

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RE[3]: i was wrong.. BUT!
by olefiver on Wed 30th Sep 2009 15:52 in reply to "RE[2]: i was wrong.. BUT!"
olefiver Member since:
2008-04-04

Hey, if one's watching just the finger, it's not unexpected that one thinks he's pointing at a barn...

;)

Edited 2009-09-30 15:53 UTC

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RE[2]: i was wrong.. BUT!
by Adurbe on Wed 30th Sep 2009 16:30 in reply to "RE: i was wrong.. BUT!"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

he may be pointing out things that are wrong with OSX, some points are valid.

The purposeof the article however was to appologise for making false, baseless claims.

MAYBE thats not the best platform...

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RE[3]: i was wrong.. BUT!
by spiderman on Wed 30th Sep 2009 19:34 in reply to "RE[2]: i was wrong.. BUT!"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

The man is not apologizing to Apple! He is apologizing to you for making false claims about Apple. Nobody need to apologize anything to Apple! It's just a mindless corporation.
The man's apologizing to you for saying something wrong. Then he goes on to warn you about other problems with Apple so you are not mistaken about them. I believe this is just the right place to do it.

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