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Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:56:03 -0000

"David Kastrup" <> wrote in message 87vdalxn52.fsf@lola.goethe.zz">news:87vdalxn52.fsf@lola.goethe.zz...
"amicus_curious" <> writes:

"David Kastrup" <> wrote in message
"amicus_curious" <> writes:

Stallman is a odd duck with an odd appearance and a even odder mantra.
For years he shamelessly used the banner of MIT to hide his mere
Harvard undergraduate qualifications.  He is a technician run amok and
is no true son of MIT.  He is a charlatan to the core and parades his
silly image in front of wannabe dweebs who confuse such shenanigans
with technical urbanity.

You should count his commits in Emacs (still ongoing) and Gcc (he
designed, wrote and maintained it for a long time, and many of his
extensions and concepts are still alive).

That's not _quite_ the track of a charlatan...

Old stuff and water long ago under the bridge.

More than you ever did or started.

Sure he could code back when it wasn't so hard to do,

Uh, what?

but what has he done lately?

Check the commits to Emacs.  Do you you even read what you are replying

Emacs?  LOL.

In any case, the charlatan aspect comes from his misuse of the MIT
brand that he did not deserve, for example the use of
before the institute was made aware of the practice and put an end to

Wow, do you get many facts wrong.  He _was_ employed by the AI lab.  And
he was invited to distribute GNU software from there by the lab
professor.  That's not so unusual: there is a _lot_ of software of
interest for students (and the world) distributed by universities.
Dissemination of information is their prime job.

He was employed as a computer operator assigned to run jobs on a batch processing system for grad students actually doing research. He was not invited to distribute software or to use the URL and when the lab director found out he was doing that, the practice ceased.

MIT does not endorse the FSF.

At some point of time, this distribution became hard to sustain.  So
servers were acquired, and distribution changed to those dedicated

He was a grad school drop out who got a job as a computer operator,
pure and simple.  He did no research and he published nothing of the
caliber of the AI lab that he claimed affinity with.  He is a silly

Not as silly as to try pasting over one's utter lack of contributions to
society by choosing a pseudonym like "amicus_curious" and posting
slander about people in an entirely different class.

You presume to know something about me, but you do not. You are just irritated by the truth.

Linux, Apache, PHP, and even MySQL have a legitimate place in the
world as public domain, generic solutions to many IT needs, but the
sideshow of the GPL and Stallman's musings do not.

Huh?  Neither of these are public domain.  Seems like you don't get
anything right.

That is just hair-splitting pedantry.

If it were, you would not be spewing bile here.  You are doing the
latter because there is a difference, and a difference that counts.

You are crazy.

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