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[5]: I like Linus
by ParadoxUncreated on Wed 21st Mar 2012 23:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I like Linus"
ParadoxUncreated
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2009-12-05

If you thought that comment somehow enlightehen me, I will try to form a sentence for your small mind, that no, it didn`t. I found it to be severly unintelligent, and you only made me think of you as another ignorant poster on the internet. Please refrain from posting such trash to me in the future. Unless ofcourse you want to be an annoying hellcultivator, and make me enjoy the tought of people like you being killed in Iran. I hope you understand.

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RE[6]: I like Linus
by Kochise on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 07:51 in reply to "RE[5]: I like Linus"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

I can understand your point that if the source code was open, the consumers could have been able to continue the maintenance of their acquired software, or at least pay someone else to do it. Now I'd like YOU to figure out how the world works, how you can pay your daily meal. You work on linux on your spare time, right ? You get wages for your work, as a coder or else, now you find something that help people. Would you like to give it for free if you were jobless, or get something in return that might sustain your way of life ? Dilemma ! Now you work for your living on YOUR stuff, you have hard time finding consumers, get them you paid for you to pay for your bills, would you still give your secret recipe for free, for the sake of logic ? Sorry to burst your bubble, sure some business do some pretty insane amount of money from nothing, that doesn't justify them to spread their IP for free as they have to pay their engineers and else for their job that produced these IPs. So the IP have a cost, meanly man-hours based, so you have to cover that cost with incomes, and whenever it's covered, you still have employee you should pay, so you continue to exploit those IPs to continue to cover the wages.

When I told you to create your firm, I mean, you FOSS fanboys you are like unions. Not that I dislike unions, they are a necessary itch since thos counter balance firm abuses against employee. Sometimes. After it's all a matter of lobbying, but that's not the subject. I mean, since RMS' rise, where are the free CPU with open-sourced VHDL, where are the free video cards with open drivers ? Where are the fucking free open source kernel that works ? Linux doesn't comply with GPLv3 and you moan ? Work on Hurd ! But for all of this you need incomes to sustain your daily living, and since your dogma impose you do not get paid for free software, at least how would you, since it's free and "anybody" can make changes to the software, you parasite closed hardware/software firms to get your wages. Of course you or your fellows tries to impose open source software in these companies, so that you can contribute to the "community" while being paid on the company's income. How smart !

Really, if ever free software should ever control the world, first make bugless softwares, create good specifications (where is ogg ?) and good hardware and stop spitting on the hands that feed you.

Kochise

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