Register: But RMS [Richard Stallman] is adamant that he has nothing to do with
the 'Open Source' movement.
Linus: That's OK. I don't like the politics, and RMS is way too political about
it - too black and white. I'm more pragmatic. I don't want to get involved in
those discussions. I don't like the other side either, Eric Raymond also gets
way overboard. There's a lot of, basically, discussion about issues that
shouldn't be issues at all.
At the same time I understand RMS and have to respect what he's trying to do.
But the same time I dislike it (laughs). It's something very honorable but at
the same time disasteful.
At this point ESR stormed the interview room with a Glock 9 in one hand and a
grenade sans-pin in the other, shouting, "let's see how you feel about it after
I pop a cap in your ass, Penguin Boy!"
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