Agreed: Time for the GNU/Hurd
Posted Sep 24, 2006 16:53 UTC (Sun) by charris
In reply to: Agreed: Time for the GNU/Hurd
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
I find it odd that so much of the argument in favor of the GPLv3 goes along the following lines:
1) The developers are narrow techies with no political sophistication. In short, they are too stupid to know what they are doing.
2) The developers are just passing on corporate propaganda. In short, they are too stupid to have their own thoughts.
3) The developers are bought and paid for by corporations. In short, they are evil minions because corporations are evil entities.
4) The developers were once progressive, but sold out for money. In short, they are selfish and immoral.
Note that none of these arguments deal with the license itself, they are all ad hominem attacks on the developers. Folks, this sort of crap may pass muster in a political forum, but it is out of place in a technical discussion.
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