Bitching over GPLv3?
Posted Oct 19, 2006 21:18 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Bitching over GPLv3?
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
Why should they now forget all that and just run with the crowd, expecting to be listened to this time around?
They sure don't. And I respected Linux and kernel developers while they said "If you want politics, go over to the projects which do politics. We do code" and acted like it. But when they started doing politics I've lost most of the respect and then the question why arose.
I mean: you "have had rows with RMS (and the FSF) for ages". Fine. You ignore the whole GPLv3 process since you don't believe your participation can change anything. No problem. But then you suddenly start "doing politics", you raise big stink, etc. Why ? If you can answer the question - I'm all ears.
And I remember previous "row" very well indeed. When Linus started using BitKeeper RMS said right away that it's bad decision and it's so very sad that kernel developers are using non-free software for essential things. And RMS was right back then BTW. But have you seen RMS's loud and noisy campaign titled "Let's force kernel developers to drop BitKeeper" or anything like this ? I sure don't.
It's one thing when you disagree with someone - and it's totally different thing when you slander and bad-mouth someone, sorry. Kernel developers crossed this line 2006.09.15...
to post comments)