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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 07:06:00 -0400
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Alan Mackenzie wrote:
Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <> wrote:
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:46:40PM -0400, Hyman Rosen wrote:

Rjack, Therekov, amicus something, and all those trolls will NEVER see this or that. Their sole purpose is to make people loose time answering them and to polute mailing lists.

Oh no, we're still here. :-) I do moderation on some other GNU mailing lists, but not this one. The moderation is purely to exclude advertising and, occasionally, excessive swearing. Once you get into censorship, no matter how good the reasons, you are on a slippery slope to being no better than the people you're shutting out.

The posts by the above mentioned "trolls" are, in general,
constrained to the topic of intellectual property and copyright
licensing. When ad hominen attacks are launched against thoughtful
individuals posting to this newsgroup, there is, of course, going to
be a return in kind.

What do you think the g-n-u in gnu.misc.discuss stands for? It's a
recursive acronym standing for "Gnu's Not Unix". It's the informal
trademark of a fervent socialist named Richard Stallman who has
endeavored to abolish the foundations of intellectual property in
society. So is this public newsgroup your/his personal propaganda
forum? Are posters limited to chanting glowing praise for "Free
Software" in this public newsgroup? I suspect Stallman worshipers
such as yourself wish it so. Anything anyone posts that you don't
agree with is quickly labeled "trolling". Unfortunately one man's
troll is another man's savior. Believe it or not, some folks don't
automatically swoon and roll over when the great anointed GNU leader

The Free Software Foundation's representatives have a long history
of propounding crackpot legal theories in support of their push to
eliminate intellectual property. They make specious, expansive
claims about intellectual property licensing, with the goal in mind
of intimidating non-believers. Obviously you wish this newsgroup to
be one more FSF propaganda organ, grinding out the anti-intellectual
property religion of Stallman and his acolytes. Well... it isn't.

Rjack :)

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