On Wed, 6 Sep 2000 Twomey_Mark at emc.com wrote:
> Community spirit, fair play in business & making money [But not obscene
> amounts of money], is one thing. Buying into the cult of RMS's personality
> symbolised by his biased application of the GPL is another.
we mightn't be here if it weren't for him. there wouldn't be 700
hundred people on this list if it weren't for him.
instead there'd maybe be about 30 people on this list, part of a
small, very tight and closed group known to their colleagues in work
as 'the guy/girl who takes care of that weird old unix
system'. and this group would be a slowly dying breed.
i wouldn't be here, that's for sure.
> Troll tech bent over backwards to suit the whims of the Linux
> community, but of course to RMS that was not good enough,
balls. RMS has a well-known view point and a well known licence to go
with that view point.
If you don't like the view then don't use the fsckin' licence! The KDE
crowd should have released under BSD licence. Instead they chose to
release under GPL - and you're telling me that's RMSs' problem?
> he had
> to climb up on his soapbox and denounce the intellectually unclean
> masses of KDE.
there were/are problems with linking GPL code to QT. No soapbox, he
was pointing out the facts.
If you don't like the rules, then go play another game.
> How very nice of him to grant forgiveness to them.
> How far did he have to dip into his ego to write those words.
balls. it was very good of him. it shows he doesn't have any kind of
vendetta against KDE. as for ego: let who is without .... cast the
> And to prove that I'm not as full of shit as this email may imply, as I some
> FSF stuff at work by my own choice, at the next big Linux event I intend to
> cut the FSF a check to what I believe is the fair value of the software and
> post it to the them.
> I refuse to allow myself beholden to a self proclaimed "martyr".
then go play somewhere else.
noone is forcing anyone to use the GPL or FSF/GPL software. But if
you/they do, then you have to abide by the rules.
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