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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RE: I'm sorry to say...
by bonchbonch on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 21:47 UTC in reply to "I'm sorry to say..."
bonchbonch
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2011-12-29

OSS fanboys will never understand that, because they need to believe that they're freedom fighters in a revolutionary war, like characters in their favorite animes.

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