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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google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

Dude, I literally posted that _one_ other time on this forum, and it was in the context of talking with werecatf about how much we dislike the man.

On the other hand, that second paragraph you will find in various shapes and forms in my posts here over the last few years. I have yet to have anyone challenge it in any way other then saying "I disagree" with nothing else to back it up.

I'll admit though, this time it was totally out of context (hell, right after I admitted to trolling). But posting something once out of context is not systematic.

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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Dude, I literally posted that _one_ other time on this forum, and it was in the context of talking with werecatf about how much we dislike the man.

Well, chances are someone else has posted it here aswell and since I've seen you do it a couple of times I assumed that it was also you. But I still think it's crap thing to do even twice.

I don't know why you hate the guy, I know that somethings he says I agree with, somethings he says I disagree with. But even if I did have some reason to dislike him in person, then I would bring that up instead of as you do go at him through something entirely else since I seriously doubt that you hate him because he ate some crap off his foot.

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

If RMS was my best friend, I would post a link to that video. Since I've never even come close to meeting the man, the video is less funny. (I love embarrassing my friends.)

It's still funny, though. And, it was just an aside to google_ninja's post.

Google_ninja is right in how the FSF has appropriated Linux for it's own ideological goals that do not meet with Linus Torvald's stated goals.

However, you chose to completely ignore the meat of his comment. You have not addressed his true claim in the least bit, and instead attacked an admittedly frivolous part of his comment as if it was the heart of his statement.

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