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 zima on Thu 17th May 2012 22:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Crazy FSF"
zima
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More: I'm fairly certain some of yours or mine regular habits could be found disgusting by quite a few people. NVM possibly random quirks (but it's telling how bowkota bases on something like this his efforts to disparage Dr Stallman)

Plus, from how it looks, it might as well be a simple case of (series of) automatisms that went haywire.

He was clearly focused, immersed in the conversation going on ...OK, so he happened to pick something from his feet at the time. OK, so he has eaten a small object he's holding in a particular way in his hand. What we must realize: it's entirely possible those two actions were two separate background tasks, not really conscious processes, that got combined in an unfortunate way.

We all do this. Simplest example is when we get to some room and don't know why we went there in the first place.
Heck, a buddy of mine once wanted to throw out garbage and get some food in a shop nearby. It ended with him throwing the purchase into garbage container, and putting garbage on the kitchen table...

And while it's not 100% reliable, it's also good that we often operate on such level - otherwise our minds would get swamped with what are, in reality, just constant background tasks that we pay little attention to.


BTW, not far every-other-part-of-the-body tends to be more hygienic than hands, and biting peels of skin from them (around nails and such) seems socially acceptable.

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