[FoRK] Re: Okay, I've had it! (Daily Rant vol. N, large N)

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Thu Sep 13 13:20:06 PDT 2007

On 9/13/07, Tom Higgins <tomhiggins at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes Stallman did go a long way in kicking off the great leap forward. People
> wanted to love the gnu way of life, being one of them back then I can say  I
> was all in for that, but aside from a few university machines where was it
> doable? Then Linus comes in with a set of floppies I could tinker with for a
> week and get something of use in my apartment...so Stallman's entry should
> have been right around the corner. Folks waited, then waited, then the
> rhetoric started in and the wait became a nasty ego wankfest. Sorry, for
> that I am not all in for.
>
> Linux did what needed doing in ways I agree with. Hurd grazed in pasture
> tossing cowpies over the fence.
>
> That is why I am sing Ubuntu Linux that happens to have some gnu apps
> installed.  Stallman should be happy that he was a moving force and if he
> has energy to spare he should move things forward again rather than spending
> time and effort of fighting some inane branding jihad..heck he should go for
> apple if that his thing:)-

To be clear, I think the branding jihad is batshit insane too. Hell, I
think most of the FSF does too.

Luis

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