Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 22:47 UTC
Linux "If you meet Linus Torvalds, he comes off as a mild-mannered, down-to-earth Finnish-American. He lives with his wife Tove, three kids, a cat, a dog, a snake, a goldfish, a bunny and a pet rat in a comfortable 6000 square foot home just north of Portland's tony Lake Oswego neighborhood. The house is yellow - his favorite color - and so's the Mercedes. But he's not really like any of his neighbors. He drives his Mercedes fast, slamming the car into gear and flooring it. There's no coaxing, no hesitation. Either the hammer is down, or the car is at rest. And he has an abnormal number of stuffed penguins on his mantle." Yup, sounds like the to-the-point Fin we all know and love.
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RE[4]: I like Linus
by BluenoseJake on Wed 21st Mar 2012 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I like Linus"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

Well, lets see:

1. Judge other people for their choices, check.
2. Call people names for said choices (BSD apologists), check
3. tell people what the proper choice is, check.
4. See insignificant or semantic differences , as major rifts between factions, check.

Sounds like religious persecution to me. Why not let people who like BSD style licenses use them, and use what you like, without judging? OSS is about freedom, but your post is not.

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RE[5]: I like Linus
by kwan_e on Wed 21st Mar 2012 23:39 in reply to "RE[4]: I like Linus"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Well, lets see:

1. Judge other people for their choices, check.
2. Call people names for said choices (BSD apologists), check
3. tell people what the proper choice is, check.
4. See insignificant or semantic differences , as major rifts between factions, check.

Sounds like religious persecution to me. Why not let people who like BSD style licenses use them, and use what you like, without judging? OSS is about freedom, but your post is not.


Read my previous reply. I clearly stated I have no problem with people choosing either GPL or BSD. I did not make any statement that preferred BSD over GPL.

Calling someone an apologist is not "name calling".

Why hide the fact that BSD freedom IS ideological freedom while GPL freedom IS pragmatic freedom? People want to be paid for their work, so if it's in the form of giving back code, it's a pretty fair deal.

So:

1) No check.
2) No check.
3) No check.
4) No check.

What you have done is you've formed an opinion about me and then, without bother to have read anything, just assumed I've made points that matched all for points.

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RE[6]: I like Linus
by BluenoseJake on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 01:09 in reply to "RE[5]: I like Linus"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

An apologist is a derogatory term, at least in common usage. It is generally taken to mean somebody who makes excuses for something beyond rational or logical limits.

It's almost as bad as fanboy

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