Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 19:12 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the authorities. Initiatives like SOPA promote diligent monitoring of communication channels. Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.
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wazoox
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2005-07-14


I don't see how so. When it comes to Stallman, he does not care at all about freedom; he only cares about forcing people to use software that has a certain license attached to it.


This is plainly and simply false. I hope you're simply wrong and not truly dishonest. The FSF officially endorses X or Apache licensed projects. Now that the situation is really turning bleak, more than ever it's time to buckle up and stop propagating such inanities. You're free to prefer other licenses than the GPL, but it's more than enough with this sort of FSF bashing.

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