On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 03:47:31PM +0000, Dermot McGahon came forth with:
> RMS says what he means and does what he says. Without him you would
> Microserf. Because of him you get to have some fun while you work.
> Since when did moral fortitude and the ability to stand by your views
> become craziness and illogicalness?
>because in RMS's case it is. He advocates a communist approach that doesn't
work. Companies who say they support Open Source don't necessarily. They'll
Open Source parts of their software which don't give a competitive advantage
to other companies. They're still going to keep some of it proprietary.
I've not yet found a company that can survive _solely_ on Open Source, and
not become a services company.
> ESR is a different kettle of fish. I don't personally like him. His
> viewpoints on many things wouldn't be mine and to be honest I see him
> as an opportunist. All the same, you can hardly fairly characterise
> him as mixed up, crazy and illogical. He is none of these things.
>If you like RMS's personal values, then you're weirder than most on this
list. I _personally_ find him revolting. I didn't have a majorly long period
of time to talk to him, but it wasn't something I enjoyed.
And if you're female, wear brocolli :)
Neither of them deal with ladies in a friendly/nice manner (at least IMO)
dBP dBBBBb | And how does it feel like to make it happening,
dBP | And how does it feel like to breath with everything,
dBP dBBBK' | And how does it feel like to let forever be,
dBP dB' db | And how does it feel like to spend a little lifetime
dBBBBP dBBBBP' | sitting in the gutter screaming symphony
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!