Posted Jun 24, 2007 0:29 UTC (Sun) by man_ls
In reply to: One-sided debate
Parent article: More quotes of the week - scenes from a flame war
Funny how irony-resistant True Believers(tm) are...
Well, thanks for the "True Believer" part, I guess... for the record, I've been known to use "Linux" without the leading "GNU/" in informal conversation, I don't possess (to the best of my knowledge) a gold-plated set of GNU CDs, and I think I might have even tolerated the use of "open source" in society without having to compulsively explain the difference with "Free software". (Luckily in my native language "software libre" is not ambiguous with "software gratis", and "fuente abierta" is just meaningless, so my fellow Spaniards are spared from endless rants.) It must be that the requirements for True Believers(tm) are a bit lower these days.
GPLv3 is opposed for many reasons regardless of position on tivoization
Then somebody should tell Linus, because it seems that if that pesky "consumer devices" clause is changed he will approve the GPLv3
For another, there are
far stronger motivations for doing software development;
I'm glad you enjoy it, I personally find the resulting kernel very useful and therefore respect your job a lot. I still think that going around calling people "of my ilk" names is not too constructive.
"reality is not a social construct"
Can we discuss this bit, or is it just pure dogma? Because if it is then I think "True Believer (tm)" just got a new friend ;)
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