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SubjectRe: Nazi kernels
In a message dated 11/10/01 11:05:35 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > Thank You guys for Your work. I'm say goodbye to linux community,
> > because nazi kernel's don't allow me to load modules needed for my
> > graphic card. What will be next, maybe you disable to run non GPL
> > executables under linux ?
> I'd suggest that you get a clue about what you're talking about before
> spouting off nonsense. The license code in the kernel doesn't prohibit
> anything, it simply provides a means of determining if the kernel is
> running closed code and thus out of the scope of the kernel maintainers.
> Frankly, any comparison of SOFTWARE to the horrific evil of the Nazi
> party is an abomination. For that alone, you really don't earn the price
> of admission to anything involving a brain. I can't begin to fathom the
> thought processes of an individual who would belittle the suffering,
> pain, and sacrifices of those who experience that time period with such
> a comparison.
> I'm sure you're proud.

The idiom is not new. I remember that Modula II was called a Nazi
language in the early 80s. I preferred to call it a Bondage & Discipline
language myself.

Joachim Martillo
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