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[4]: Crazy FSF
by Soulbender on Thu 10th May 2012 06:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy FSF"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18


Exactly how does that make him batshit crazy. By no means do I agree with the man or the GPL (and that list is certainly a bit overwhelming) but batshit crazy? No, he's not.
I'm sure it's nice for organizers to know all his quirks and oddities *before* booking him.
Chanting "Developers Developers Developers", now there's something akin to batshit crazy.

Edited 2012-05-10 06:09 UTC

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RE[5]: Crazy FSF
by bowkota on Thu 10th May 2012 06:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Crazy FSF"
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12


Exactly how does that make him batshit crazy. By no means do I agree with the man or the GPL (and that list is certainly a bit overwhelming) but batshit crazy? No, he's not.
I'm sure it's nice for organizers to know all his quirks and oddities *before* booking him.
Chanting "Developers Developers Developers", now there's something akin to batshit crazy.
"

You're right he just has a few quirks and oddities just like any other person, a regular Joe just like you or any one else:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I25UeVXrEHQ

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RE[6]: Crazy FSF
by kwan_e on Thu 10th May 2012 06:32 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy FSF"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

You're right he just has a few quirks and oddities just like any other person, a regular Joe just like you or any one else:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I25UeVXrEHQ


Wow. You just showed the lengths rabid people like you go to preserve an irrational hatred of someone and end up with an increasingly widening definition of what constitutes "batshit crazy".

Basically, if you're an uber-nerd with absolutely no social skills, then that's enough to be labelled as batshit crazy. Were you a nerd at school bowkota? Did you get bullied for it? If so, then you are arguing that you deserved it. Batshit crazy indeed.

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RE[6]: Crazy FSF
by Soulbender on Thu 10th May 2012 07:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy FSF"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

There's an enormous difference between having a disgusting bad habit and being batshit crazy.
Heck, as far as I can tell this has happened only once. Raise your hand if you've never done something stupid and disgusting in public by mistake. Congratulations, you are all batshit crazy.

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RE[6]: Crazy FSF
by JAlexoid on Thu 10th May 2012 13:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy FSF"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You're right he just has a few quirks and oddities just like any other person, a regular Joe just like you or any one else:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I25UeVXrEHQ


Even though it's kind-of ew... You will not believe how many oddities each person has. The most well discussed and analysed if the fast that every single person on this planet has a sexual fetish.
A "regular Joe" is much more irregular than you might imagine.

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RE[5]: Crazy FSF
by kwan_e on Thu 10th May 2012 06:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Crazy FSF"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Chanting "Developers Developers Developers", now there's something akin to batshit crazy.


There's a very well defined cut-off point for "batshit crazy".

If someone believes either one or more of:

1) 9/11 truthers
2) Moon landing "hoax"
3) 2012

Who knows, maybe Stallman does believe one of those. But I don't think that's out there at the moment.

Anything less than any of those three is not "batshit crazy", and they're mildly batshit crazy. True batshit crazy are the Phelps from the Westboro church. In between are the Jerry Falwells and Pat Robertsons and Glenn Becks and Ann Coulters of this world.

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