Re: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 09:11:25 MDT

Miriam English wrote:
> Even Richard Stallman, the most hard-line free software advocate doesn't
> suggest people steal software. He wants people to cease using any
> closed-source software -- bought or stolen. His point is that it is not in
> their best interests. He alway reminds people that he means "free" as in
> free speech, not free beer.

Yet his purpose in launching the GNU was to drive his former colleagues
into the ground without making a profit, thus keeping his 'hands
clean'... Stallman is nobody that should be held up for respect or
adulation in the open source movement. It is he who is primarily
responsible for the degree of socialist ideology in OSM.

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