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Re: Google to launch PC operating system

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Google to launch PC operating system
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 16:42:20 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Rjack <> writes:
>> > GNUtians and RMS have blithely blathered and babbled since 1995 that
>> > the GPL and "Copyleft" would destroy Micro$oft.
> RMS' buddy Moglen's death threats to MS ("Free Software and the Death of
> Proprietary Culture ... there's no room left for paying $12.95 to Mister
> Gates: we win. We win.") and his others numerous "imminent" MS' death
> "predictions" aside for a moment,

How about actual references?

> how about the following quotes from Stallman:
> "In the GNU Project, discrimination against proprietary software is not
> just a policy--it's the principle and the purpose.  Proprietary
> software is fundamentally unjust and wrong, so when we have the
> opportunity to place it at a disadvantage, that is a good thing."

"Place at disadvantage" is hardly the same as "destroy", is it?

>> RMS has said that he is not going to lend any support to software
>> hoarding practises, as typical for Microsoft.  But he never stated
>> that such companies are _dependent_ on him or free software, so
>> destruction of them never was a topic.
> What?
> "destruction of them never was a topic"?!
> Dak, dak, dak, you silly dak.
> (see "wrap myself in dynamite... I definitely did have fantasies of
> killing myself and destroying their building in the process" below)

Uh what?  A non-existing Email is supposed to be a statement about the
purpose of GNU?  And that RMS was pissed at Symbolics and decided to
create software not susceptible to them and their ilk is supposed to be
a plan of destruction?

You silly Terekhov.

David Kastrup

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