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Re: sourceforge is nasty [ Was Re: [seul-edu] Request for Mailing list for Crosswords For Linux ]
Manuel Gutierrez Algaba wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Apr 2000, mrzenn wrote:
> > And non-commercial does NOT mean rational.
> > RMS is very non-commercioal,
> > and he's anything but rational.
> I don't like RMS nor Eric S. Raymond, and I use emacs and fetchmail
> daily, in fact I adore emacs. RMS is as a matter of fact a
> commercial guy. Yeah, he's for the GPL, and all that. But, even
> if he doesn't earn benefits from FSF, the truth is that he's own
> chief and handles a lot of power,... and I think he behaves
> rather commercially:
> Ok, he's done a lot of good for all of us. But the way he behaves
> is such that he can fight against pure commercial guys with
> the very same weapons, and such that a "free soft" guy not accostumed
> to such "hardness" is swept by RMS laws.
> RMS makes a lot of money of free soft. He could have made more
> if he stayed at MIT, but on the other hand he's got more public
> recognition, power and besides he's free, free from bosses, free
> from customers...
I think you're confusing commercial with authoritarian. RMS is
uncompromisingly not commercial, but a democrat he is not. He's more of
a zealot. One of the scariest photos I saw from some past Linux
gathering was ESR and RMS together with handguns. I have nothing
against firearms, but the thought of RMS with a gun gives me shivers.
> Eric S Raymond is a bit more nasty.
Here we just disagree. I knew Eric before Linux was more than Linus's
hobby, back when he was just the guy managing the Chester County
FreeNet. He's a nice guy who can hold strong opinions and get excited
about them. I've never heard him strike the first verbal blow in an
Doug Loss Even if you're on the right track,
Data Network Coordinator you'll get run over if you just
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