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SubjectRe: Stall-man is Stall-ing
At 11:15 AM 1/19/2003 -0500, Rob Wilkens wrote:
>On Sun, 2003-01-19 at 03:30, joe wagner wrote:
> > For those of you who dont know, Richard M. Stallman is a lonely,
> homely, pot-smoking atheist who has spent the last 20 years of his life
> fighting the free enterprise system with his own tax-exempt organization,
> the Free Software Foundation, Inc., and a project he calls "GNU"
> (pronounced g-NEW). As a BA graduate in Physics, he continuously
> demonstrates that he does not grasp basic economic concepts, like the
> cost of research and development, by trying to convince everyone to give
> their software away for free.
>Stallman sounds like a great guy from the way you describe him (by the
>way, no one is lonely on the internet, and there are advantages to
>living alone if indeed that is how he lives -- I miss that kind of
>lifestyle). By the way, If you're using the Linux Kernel, you can thank
>folks like Stallman (and people like Linus Torvalds who chose to use
>his license for their work) for allowing you free access to their own
>research and development, only asking in exchange that if you use their
>research and development, that in return you share your own research and
>development that you do with it back with them and hence with the rest
>of the world.
>That is, if it was fair for you to use their work for free, then it's
>fair the other way around. If you don't want to share your work, then
>you shouldn't use their tools. That's why microsoft exists. Use
>microsoft compilers and tools if you want to build proprietary
>technologoies on properietary operating systems.


This thing has been beat to death. Can we _please_ revert to development
now.... eh?

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