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Re: Taboo Subject

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Taboo Subject
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 14:06:06 +0200
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rjack <> writes:

> The Software Freedom Law Center has paid Eben Moglen over $437,000 in
> salary from charitable tax-free contributions in the last two years,
> yet I see no GPL defenders stepping forward to comment on this fact.

While I have no idea where you are deriving your particular numbers
from, it is not the point of a charity not to pay for the work it
commissions, but rather to commission that kind of work that puts
forward its cause.  If the point of a charity were be to pay nobody, it
would not need any special tax status.

So what is your beef with that?

> I am beginning to see that Eben Moglen is not quite the quintessential
> socialist that his writings imply he is.

Any implication is your own, I guess.  Could you point out where Moglen
claims to be a "quintessential socialist"?

> How many GPL programmers (Eben's flock) are making over $4000 a *week*
> from "free" software?

Uh, "GPL programmers" would be "Stallman's flock", not Eben.  And if you
compare the income from Bill Gates to the payment you get for your
charitable slander here, that would seem like quite a larger
discrepancy.  Yet you seem to enjoy doing his bidding.

So again, what is your beef with people choosing to work under the
conditions they do?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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