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 bowkota on Thu 10th May 2012 06:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Crazy FSF"
bowkota
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2011-10-12


From what little I read of Thom's it's more apparent that rabid anti-Thom fanatics conveniently ignores all the things he writes more than Thom ignores facts.


I guess I'm wrong about Thom.
He preaches the evils of lobbying, yet when there's an article showing Google spending way more than anyone of else he's suddenly silent on the matter.

He preaches the evils of software patents yet when Motorola abuses FRAND patents time and time again (hint they're owned by Google) he's also silent on it. And when he decides to pick up the topic (Xbox case) the focus is surprisingly on H264 and not the actual issue at hand: Google, sorry I meant Motorola, abusing FRAND patents to hurt a competitor.

Edited 2012-05-10 06:33 UTC

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RE[6]: Crazy FSF
by kwan_e on Thu 10th May 2012 06:34 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy FSF"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"
From what little I read of Thom's it's more apparent that rabid anti-Thom fanatics conveniently ignores all the things he writes more than Thom ignores facts.


I guess I'm wrong about Thom.
He preaches the evils of lobbying, yet when there's an article showing Google spending way more than anyone of else he's suddenly silent on the matter.

He preaches the evils of software patents yet when Motorola abuses FRAND patents time and time again (hint they're owned by Google) he's also silent on it. And when he decides to pick up the topic, see Xbox case, the focus is surprisingly on H264 and not the actual issue at hand: Google, sorry I meant Motorola, abusing FRAND patents to hurt a competitor.
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Silent? You mean all the explanations he gives in comments (at least those I've come across)? I can't believe the level of obsessionou have against people you hate irrationally. Just let it go.

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RE[6]: Crazy FSF
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 06:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy FSF"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

He preaches the evils of lobbying, yet when there's an article showing Google spending way more than anyone of else he's suddenly silent on the matter.


What, you mean like this?

http://www.osnews.com/story/25864/Under_scrutiny_Google_spends_reco...

Yup. Totally silent about it. Yep. Really.

This is what we call confirmation bias, bowkota. You simply ignore articles that don't fit into your world view of "Thom = anti-Apple/pro-Google", so it leads to rather embarrassing situations where you submit something negative about Google which I then delete because it;s already been posted, and then you go on assuming I deleted it because I'm pro-Google.

I hope this serves as an eye opener.

Edited 2012-05-10 06:48 UTC

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RE[7]: Crazy FSF
by bowkota on Thu 10th May 2012 06:48 in reply to "RE[6]: Crazy FSF"
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12

"He preaches the evils of lobbying, yet when there's an article showing Google spending way more than anyone of else he's suddenly silent on the matter.


What, you mean like this?

http://www.osnews.com/story/25864/Under_scrutiny_Google_spends_reco...

Yup. Totally silent about it. Yep. Really.
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I guess I missed that, my mistake, sorry about that.
Although I'm starting to have doubts myself.....people in here are actually advocating lobbying.

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