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[2]: Give the man a rest
by WorknMan on Wed 30th Sep 2009 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Give the man a rest"
WorknMan
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No, we are kicking him because he isn't doing his cause any good with his behavior the last few years, he has become reactionary, unreasonable, and not a little bit crazy.


What he said. It's like every time somebody uses a program for which they do not have access to the source code, God kills a puppy.

Part of what defines freedom for me personally is having the freedom to use closed-source software if I want to. So, in my mind, this guy is not a freedom fighter. He is a loon.

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