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 JAlexoid on Thu 10th May 2012 13:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy FSF"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

There's quite a bit of evidence out there that he's batshit crazy, he's not just another nerd.

https://secure.mysociety.org/admin/lists/pipermail/developers-public...


Crazy? That's not crazy. That's very sane, but very detailed and specific requirement list.
Crazy is when JLo slaps the maid in Boscolo(Rome) for the wrong kind of flowers... even though she did not request specific flowers.
RMS just seems to be very experienced with that and does not want to waste anyone's time or resources if the inviting party does not agree to something.

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