Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:11 UTC
Linux Now this is one to ponder. This year, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Barack Obama, president of the United States. The prize has been given to both politicians and non-politicians alike, and Keith Lofstrom thinks its time to hand over the Peace Prize to a non-politician once more: Linus Torvalds.
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Comment by kap1
by kap1 on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:19 UTC
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hey why not give it to Richard Stallman ;)

Edited 2009-11-20 17:19 UTC

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RE: Comment by kap1
by SANGEKi on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:48 in reply to "Comment by kap1"
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They should.
Would at least make more sense then Linus Torvalds.

Edited 2009-11-20 17:49 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by kap1
by nagnatron on Fri 20th Nov 2009 18:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by kap1"
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Yeah, why not give it to a guy who eats foot cheese and bashes anyone not agreeing to his dogma. Go Stallman!

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RE[2]: Comment by kap1
by jgagnon on Fri 20th Nov 2009 18:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by kap1"
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There is very little "peace" in Stallman's message, unless, of course, you agree with him completely.

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RE: Comment by kap1 - shouldn't that be
by jabbotts on Fri 20th Nov 2009 18:58 in reply to "Comment by kap1"
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Shouldn't that be RMS/Linus?

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You got a +1 from me.

I can't count the times I'm looking for something esoteric, hit mailing lists archives of projects (including the kernel, GTK, mplayer, etc.), and out of nowhere, as someone mentioned the word Linux, or their distro's name, Stallman swoops in (like he had an automated search set up for this stuff), and does his several-sentence spiel about GNU being first, and the basis of the system, and so it should be referred to as GNU/Linux.


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RE: Comment by kap1
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 21st Nov 2009 16:06 in reply to "Comment by kap1"
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hey why not give it to Richard Stallman ;)

They tried to, but he's boycotting the Prize because they sent him the details in a Word document and refused to change the name to the "GNU/Nobel Prize."

At least, that's the way he tells it. My suspicion is that the organizers saw this video and were afraid of what Stallman might do during his acceptance speech:

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RE: Comment by kap1
by deathshadow on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 02:41 in reply to "Comment by kap1"
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Oh HELL no, I can see it now:

I'd like to just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as the Nobel Peace Prize, is in fact, GNU/Peace Prize, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Peace prize.

Let's leave the nutjob OUT of this one. Hell, I'm still waiting to find out that Stallman is actually Alan Abel in disguise.

Edited 2009-11-22 02:43 UTC

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RE: Comment by kap1
by psudobuddha on Mon 23rd Nov 2009 19:00 in reply to "Comment by kap1"
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the only thing i would give him is a hard way to go. all he does is act like the dictator of open source and i would rather deal with the MS Vatican rulership than the GNU SS Hitler.

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