Posted Dec 19, 2007 16:20 UTC (Wed) by flewellyn
Parent article: Insufficiently free?
On the whole, RMS comes off as the most reasonable participant in the discussion. For all his
reputation of extremist dogmatism, he's not the one slinging ad hominems and resorting to
hyperbolic fallacies. Indeed, his patience in the face of such is almost eerie.
That said, picking this fight, however reasonably he tried to do it, was perhaps not the wisest
course of action. If one pokes a hornet's nest with a stick, the hornets will overreact, yes, but it's
still not a good idea.
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