WOW! Community soap opera - and then some!
Posted Oct 5, 2006 0:34 UTC (Thu) by njs
In reply to: WOW! Community soap opera - and then some!
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
They don't see the value that business brings to the table and they have a deep and entrenched distust of people of influence or people of wealth. ... The notion that congress is evil or that business is only out to screw the public, is quite frankly, delusionary. Those who espouse such concepts are in fact creating a culture of hate, and they need medication and counseling before they get violent. While the leaders of Free software were once visionary and creating positive change, their anger has overcome them, and they are no longer people that I, nor many others are willing to follow.
I call troll.
RMS and the FSF have very clearly stated reasons for what they do, and these reasons have nothing to do with hatred and everything to do with freedom. There is plenty of room to disagree with their goals, their methods, and their definitions, but let's all respect each other, eh? Can you even give _one_ example of a "divisive, hateful, acidic thing [...] from the Free side of the F/OSS leaders"? (Ironically, the other way around is quite easy, thanks to ESR; but, of course, ESR saying nutty things doesn't invalidate the Open ideology either.)
You might also ask just how much code is produced by people in your "mainstream" versus "fringe". I think you'll find that almost every project's contributors are a good mix, and some of the most significant contributors _are_, somehow, simultaneously on the "fringe"...
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