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[News] Putting the Father of GNU Behind "Open Source"

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He wrongly associates RMS with "open source"

Tech Evangelists and open source

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| Richard Stallman is the poster boy for open source, and is viewed by many as 
| nothing more than a nuisance. Why is this? He’s a bright man. Hired by IBM at 
| an early age he wound up creating one of the first pre-processors for the IBM 
| System/360. At some point, however, he discovered open source and began 
| extolling its benefits. He even created the Copyleft and was the main writer 
| of the GPL. With such a background, why is he considered nothing more than a 
| raving mad man at times?      
| Not that I compare myself to RMS, but he and I have something in common. We 
| are both very passionate about Linux and/or open source. So much so that we 
| begin to see the hurdles and challenges of open source software as “features” 
| or “part of the fun”. It’s easy to forget, when challenges are part of what 
| make life a joy, that most people do not want challenges. Challenges make 
| work harder and, therefore, less productive. But evangelists, nay, 
| cheerleaders, are blinded to this.      


Web Design Setup On Linux

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| GIMP is good, GIMP is great, GIMP is what I use for all my image work. 



Torvalds rejects one-size-fits-all Linux

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| Linus Torvalds has rejected the argument that Linux developers should pool
| their resources behind a single distribution.

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