Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Dec 2009 15:16 UTC, submitted by chully
Gnome Over the weekend, there has been a bit of a ruffling of the feathers over in the GNOME camp. It started with complaints received about the content on Planet GNOME, and ended with people proposing and organising a vote to split GNOME from the GNU Project.
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Lanadapter
Member since:
2009-10-01

So doing what you believe is morally right is evil?

Lol wut

Edited 2009-12-15 03:59 UTC

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jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

No, but being a fundamentalist easily gets out of hand. The free software movement has lots of attributes of a religion, including a prophet, commandments and holy texts. So fundamental free software advocates renounce reality and facts if they don't fit their belief system.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

No, but being a fundamentalist easily gets out of hand. The free software movement has lots of attributes of a religion, including a prophet, commandments and holy texts. So fundamental free software advocates renounce reality and facts if they don't fit their belief system.


People having a fundamentalist belief system about software does indeed get out of hand.

The following false beliefs being spread by religious OS fundamentalists are particularly hard to disperse:

* The GPL is viral
* Linux would be just as insecure as Windows if most people used it
* Linux is hard to use
* Codecs are illegal on Linux
* Installing software for Linux means having to compile it
* Free Software means zero cost, and that is what it is worth
* Linux applications can't do what Windows applications can do
* There is no guarantee with Free Software

The last belief is actually true, but it is also just as true with proprietary software.

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