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Posted Jul 28, 2009 14:42 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Lumag did say that he trusts the FSF more than Apple. That's something!
Posted Jul 28, 2009 15:25 UTC (Tue) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Of course if you're willing to conflate RMS-as-individual with FSF, there's many more. :)
Don't get me wrong, I do think FSF and RMS have been an overall positive by far, but they've also
done many remarkably stupid things.
Posted Jul 28, 2009 16:29 UTC (Tue) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
If you agree with everything that another person (or group of people) says or does then:
A) Your being lied to and your falling for it.
B) Your lying to yourself.
C) Your brainwashed.
D) You have no mind of your own and you'll happily follow them off the edge of a cliff.
E) Your not thinking hard enough.
The thing about RMS is that he has a vision and he is compelled to follow it. That is a very very much superior approach then 90% of the 'pragmatists' out there that would rather not try anything new, not take risks, and don't want to think for themselves.
Of course he has problems, errors in his logic, errors in his approach, and has personality issues. The flip side is that people that don't have problems, don't have personality issues, and don't make mistakes are people that don't contribute, can't progress, are boring, and worthless as turds roasting on a hot sidewalk.
Posted Jul 28, 2009 21:44 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
By 'pragmatists' do you mean people who disagree with the FSF or GPL? Say, the BSD crew? If so, I certainly don't agree.
Finally, it really sounds like you're saying that people who don't have personality issues are boring and worthless. If so, I don't agree there either!
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