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]: I just don't follow...
by r_a_trip on Wed 21st Mar 2012 11:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I just don't follow..."
r_a_trip
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but I think by his standards/ideals that makes us unethical.

No, not unethical, but subjugated. Remember, you are using the software and accepting someone elses unethical restrictions. You didn't distribute it to someone else and placed restrictions on someone else.

Stallman is the pure endpoint of the Free Software ideals. I don't think it is possible to be more Stallman than Stallman. So he should be used as a checkpoint on where you yourself stand with regards to software freedom. As with many things, this issue is full of shades of grey.

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