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Re: GCC can be used with any license ..

From: Doug Mentohl
Subject: Re: GCC can be used with any license ..
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 16:35:03 +0000
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David Kastrup wrote:
Rjack <> writes:

Thank God society has people like you and the F.S.F. to correct them concerning 
the error of their ways. I can't understand how society managed to make any 
technological progress before Richard Stallman and his acolytes invented Free 
computer programming.

No one at the FSF is threatening anyone for *not* using their code .. :)

They did not invent it.  It was standard before the beancounters discovered 
that messing with access to programs they had no clue about could make them 

The free software movement was a countermovement.

Proprietary people like Dennis Richie and Ken Thompson have been demonstrated 
to be real morons by failing to develop Stallman's brilliant insights.

Thompson/Richie developed and distributed Unix without commercial interest. The 
beancounters later pulled Unix under their control.

That is part of the reason that programmers nowadays are somewhat better 
educated to watch what work they are contributing to their company and under 
what conditions.

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