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[7]: Crazy FSF
by bowkota on Thu 10th May 2012 06:48 UTC 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.
"

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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RE[8]: Crazy FSF
by kwan_e on Thu 10th May 2012 06:51 in reply to "RE[7]: Crazy FSF"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"What, you mean like this?

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

Yup. Totally silent about it. Yep. Really.


I guess I missed that, my mistake, sorry about that.
"

No, you're not sorry. You didn't have the intellectual honesty to get a clear picture of someone in the first place.

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