[FoRK] Re: Okay, I've had it! (Daily Rant vol. N, large N)
<mattj at newsblip.com> on
Thu Sep 13 12:27:10 PDT 2007
Quoting Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org>:
> Put differently: through the lens of history, it's clear. People
> wanted an operating system, not a revolution.
Don't "people" want applications, rather than an operating system?
That's what RMS built first; you seem to be saying he goofed off for
the next 15 years. If he did, I think he earned it for kicking off a
movement in the first five years.
Maybe what really flipped your rant bit was that his list of "four
essential freedoms" was zero-based.
If you want to rant on someone's incompetency, take a good look at the
interviewer's questions. Stallman politely corrects him:
Moon: Back then [in 1983, was it] already clear that software was
Stallman: In 1983, all operating systems were proprietary, non-free software.
Moon: People used to call Linux a synonym for GNU, much like Windows
became a synonym for the PC operating system. ...
Stallman: I'm not sure what you mean by "the same." Windows is the
official name (not just a synonym) for a user-subjugating, proprietary
operating system developed by Microsoft.
(p.s. - "Recorder flutes" is redundant. A recorder is a fipple flute.)
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