Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:24 UTC, submitted by koki
GNU, GPL, Open Source Now this is interesting. We see what is at its core a very valid concern, in practice not a problem to anyone, and, thanks to the tone of the press release, close to trolling. The Free Software Foundation Latin America is complaining about something that has been known for a while - there is some non-Free code stuck in the Linux kernel (mostly firmware). A valid issue of concern from an idealogical viewpoint, but sadly, the tone of the press release turns this valid concern into something close to trolling.
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More of the same from Alexandre Oliva
by zunz on Wed 10th Nov 2010 00:49 UTC
zunz
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2010-11-10

Alexandre has done this sort of grandstanding about Linux before.

I first saw it on on the LKML back when the GPLv3 was first posited and Linux chose to stay with GPLv2.

He engaged in a debate (and I use the term loosely) with Linus. You can probably find all the posts in the LKML archives but they get pretty tedious.

And to be fair to the wider FSF, I don't think his personal opinions even represent how they feel.

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sprag Member since:
2010-08-13

I think he reared his head on the fedora-devel list a time or two as well. Very tedious, very fast.

What's interesting is that there doesn't seem to be real connection between FSFLA and the FSF, other than the names being similar.

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