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Re: Matt Assay Tells the Truth

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Matt Assay Tells the Truth
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:36:13 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Notice that the FSF does nothing at all to prevent software developers
> from doing anything they wish, as long as they do not involve themselves
> with GPLed code.

"Developer: But freedom comes with responsibilities. On one side is
freedom, and on the other is the rights of the people who create the

Stallman: [getting agitated]: No, no, no, they have no right to
subjugate others! Software developers have no right to take away from
other people the freedoms they are entitled to. And so non-free software
is completely unethical and should not exist at all. That’s why I work
on free software. We will give them the free software so your non-free
software will fail! [big laugh and applause from crowd]. 

Developer: There’s a fundamental fallacy in what you’re saying. I don’t
have anything against you writing free software– 

Stallman: But I have something against your writing non-free software!
[Big audience laugh] You subjugate other people! You want to keep them
divided and helpless."


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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