Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 01:08 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source John Sullivan, executive director of the Free Software Foundation: "Were it grounded in reality, Oracle's claim that copyright law gives them proprietary control over any software that uses a particular functional API would be terrible for free software and programmers everywhere. It is an unethical and greedy interpretation created with the express purpose of subjugating as many computer users as possible, and is particularly bad in this context because it comes at a time when the sun has barely set on the free software community's celebration of Java as a language newly suitable for use in the free world. Fortunately, the claim is not yet reality, and we hope Judge Alsup will keep it that way." Couldn't agree more.
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RE[5]: Crazy FSF
by Slambert666 on Thu 10th May 2012 05:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Crazy FSF"
Slambert666
Member since:
2008-10-30

What are you talking about?
bowkota just gave you a bucketload of crazy to look into. Follow the link and have a good laugh.

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RE[6]: Crazy FSF
by kwan_e on Thu 10th May 2012 05:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy FSF"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

What am I talking about? What are YOU and bowkota and your fellow hate-Stallman-at-all-costs talking about?

The link is proof of my statement that Stallman is just an uber-nerd with no social sensitivities. If that link is you and bowkota's criteria for "batshit crazy", then it proves I am right about this hate-Stallman-at-all-costs mentality.

* I consider the complaints about Samsung SIII "monstrosity" as much more diva-ish and crazy than Stallman's demands.

Edited 2012-05-10 05:42 UTC

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RE[6]: Crazy FSF
by Boldie on Thu 10th May 2012 08:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy FSF"
Boldie Member since:
2007-03-26

Haha, that was a very funny email. He is a funny guy! He know how he like stuff and gets tired of people asking him the same questions over and over.
Maybe he is socially inept, peculiar and slightly neurotic, but not batshit insane.

And apparently he likes parrots :-D

If you can find a host for me that has a friendly parrot, I will be very very glad. If you can find someone who has a friendly parrot I can visit with, that will be nice too.

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RE[7]: Crazy FSF
by andydread on Thu 10th May 2012 09:52 in reply to "RE[6]: Crazy FSF"
andydread Member since:
2009-02-02

Haha, that was a very funny email. He is a funny guy! He know how he like stuff and gets tired of people asking him the same questions over and over.
Maybe he is socially inept, peculiar and slightly neurotic, but not batshit insane.

And apparently he likes parrots :-D

"If you can find a host for me that has a friendly parrot, I will be very very glad. If you can find someone who has a friendly parrot I can visit with, that will be nice too.
"

This is the most rational thing i've read in the discussion (which the Apple troll successfully pivoted the topic to) about Stallman's mental state. Stallman *may* be suffering from Aspergers Syndrome which is generally associated with social ineptness and genius like abilities. A person that typically speaks their mind regardless of who's feelings get hurt. They are usually uncannily truthful about their feelings and that sometimes rubs people the wrong way. I would wager to bet that Stallman is much smarter by an order of magnitude and has accomplished exponentially more for and in his life than bowkota the troll that's claiming he's batshit crazy

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