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[3]: Give the man a rest
by google_ninja on Wed 30th Sep 2009 14:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Give the man a rest"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

he's attacked because he is a fanatic, AND he is a dick about it, AND has been trolling the internet for a very long time now.

And RMS did not invent open source, ESR did. RMS is against open source.

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RE[4]: Give the man a rest
by spiderman on Wed 30th Sep 2009 15:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Give the man a rest"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23


And RMS did not invent open source

right
, ESR did.

wrong
RMS is against open source.

wrong

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RE[5]: Give the man a rest
by google_ninja on Wed 30th Sep 2009 19:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Give the man a rest"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

ESR said that the Open Source term came out of meetings he was a part of when consulting with netscape on how to open their source code. If I'm wrong about it, thats why, and I would love to be corrected.

Regarding open source, he may not be against it, but he sure isn't for it, and hates it when people use free software and open source as synonyms, since to him, open source completely misses the point.

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