Linked by Linux Review on Tue 20th Mar 2012 17:07 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source It's been a while since we caught up with Stallman. But a couple months ago we took a look around at what's happening with law, politics and technology and realized that he maybe perhaps his extremism and paranoia were warranted all along. So when we were contacted by an Iranian Linux publication and asked if we would like to publish an English translation of a recent interview they had done with Stallman, I thought that it was a particularly rich opportunity.
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RE[5]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by jgvr on Wed 21st Mar 2012 08:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
jgvr
Member since:
2012-03-21

how did you know that news are not One-side news?
do you live before in Iran or even had a travel to this country? in Iran the users have some limitation like expensive Internet... some filtering but i think you should not accept every news you may see in every media... Stallman has a extremist viewpoint of Iran i think.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

This stuff isn't coming from some Right Wing Western Media source ... Iran is well known for human rights abuses.

The whole point is that they are talking about "software freedoms", while mentioning a country to be rather selective on who has any actual (i.e. worthwhile) freedoms.

It constantly pisses me off the fact that most nerds don't have any sense of proportion.

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mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

If you think there is less freedom there it's because you don't value the freedom to be oppressed by religious wackos! Now if we can just get that here in the U.S., I'll be really happy.

Speaking of - the totally unjustifiable push to brace the U.S. for the 'need' to intervene in Iran next (because Iraq was so justified?) worries me a lot more than the ethics of using Safari vs. some "free" browser. Maybe Stallman should talk about global freedom and ethics.

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