First FOSS OS?
Posted Mar 21, 2007 22:17 UTC (Wed) by landley
In reply to: First FOSS OS?
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world
> >Nobody else strives to explain freedom with respect to knowledge?
> Yes. Nobody. e.g. Linus says "Me, I just don't care about proprietary
> software. It's not "evil" or "immoral," it just doesn't matter."
Linus doesn't, therefore nobody does, because nobody except Linus
matters? The various organizations like EFF that the earlier poster
mentioned don't even deserve a direct rebuttal? Before the FSF there was
no such thing as freedom, organizations like the ACLU are more recent
Note the question marks.
Now claiming that the FSF was vital to helping Steve Jackson fight to get
his computers back after they were federally siezed without a warrant,
and proving that the first amendment applies online, that would be
sarcasm. It was the Austin chapter of the Electronic Frontier
> The modified BSD license as we know today is also in part due to RMS.
Yeah, Stallman took credit for BSD when I drove up to Boston to interview
him in 2000. (I also remember he left my car door unlocked.)
For a perspective on why open source is good that has nothing whatsoever
to do with stallman's philosophy in any way, shape, or form, try:
I'm sure he'll find a way to take credit for Adam Smith's invisible hand
given enough time, though...
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