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Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:56:04 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <> writes:

> "amicus_curious" <> writes:
>> "David Kastrup" <> wrote in message
>> 878w7hz648.fsf@lola.goethe.zz">news:878w7hz648.fsf@lola.goethe.zz...
>>> "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
> to?
>> 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
>> it..
> 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.
> At some point of time, this distribution became hard to sustain.  So
> servers were acquired, and distribution changed to those dedicated
> servers.
>> 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
>> wannabe.
> 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.
>>>> 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.

I remember you once claiming it was all "really simple".

if you somehow don't think those things are PD in a "real sense" then you
need to adjust your medication.

AC was right : you're displaying hair splitting pedantry.

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