Posted Jan 26, 2010 6:30 UTC (Tue) by esr
In reply to: No philosophy?
Parent article: Red Hat launches opensource.com
>OSI's attempts to cast off these ideals
The implied claim is utter rubbish.
The OSI was founded as a continuation of hacker traditions that both include and predate the FSF. About all I have to say to people who consider the FSF the be-all-and-end-all of hacker tradition is that their ignorance is showing. Some remedial study of (at least) the early histories of Unix and the IETF is indicated. A conversation with one of today's BSD hackers might be a good idea, too.
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