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Re: Torvalds lambasts Free Software Foundation

__/ [ Roy Schestowitz ] on Tuesday 01 August 2006 08:44 \__

> __/ [ ws ] on Tuesday 01 August 2006 04:51 \__
>> [H]omer wrote:
>>> Tony Sivori wrote:
>>>> oh. my. god.
>>>> PJ removed Linus Torvalds' post on Groklaw because he used a few
>>>> swear words.
>>> I'm more offended by his sentiment, than his swearing.
>>> Has Torvalds developed a brain tumour or something; he seems to be
>>> turning into just another capitalist grey suit?
>>> "Say I'm a hardware manufacturer. I decide I love some particular
>>> piece of open-source software, but when I sell my hardware, I want to
>>> make sure it runs only one particular version of that software,
>>> because that's what I've validated." - http://tinyurl.com/zljpq
>>> (news.com)
>>> Remind you of anything?
>>> Next he'll be arguing that it's a *good* thing that hardware
>>> manufacturers develop CSS drivers for Windows only, precluding
>>> Linux. Oh but *that's* OK though ... so long as the drivers are
>>> "validated" then we can all sleep easier at night.
>>> AFAICT the GPLv3 is simply a DRM countermeasure, and IMHO that can
>>> only be a good thing, since DRM may well be one of the most evil
>>> creations in human history. If that sounds hysterical then go read
>>> some Orwell and think again.
>>> I'm starting to think that maybe Theo the Rat might be right after
>>> all.
>> Just waiting for Alan Cox to hit Linus on the head with a clue stick.
>> It's what happened the last time when he had a brain fart.
> Which one of them? Either way, I am shocked that his post was removed. What
> an insult, given that he rarely (if ever) participates in that forum. He
> won't be back any time soon.

Addendum: As I came across this brand-new article, I could not help noticing
the re-iteration of Linus' words in the sidebar.

"I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE.

This 'users are idiots, and are confused by functionality' mentality of Gnome
is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I
don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached
the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do.

Please, just tell people to use KDE."


The article I was looking at, by the way, is this:


"The Easiest Linux Guide You'll Ever Read - an introduction to Linux for
Windows users" - a book by Scott Morris

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