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 kwan_e on Thu 10th May 2012 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy FSF"
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

As much as I dislike cults, like the GNU/F$F clowns, they bring a certain comedy value to the internet.


And yet, Oracle et al are pretty much doing what F$F clowns said they will do. People like you are Neville Chamberlain reincarnated. At least the FSF are doing something about this stupidity from Oracle.

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