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Linux: Freedom or Freakdom?

Nov 30, 2009, 17:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

[ Thanks to Ken Hess for this link. ]

"But RMS is different. He isn't so dramatic as the aforementioned attorney. His message and goal are specific: To promote free software. A lot of people see RMS as a total freak. I see him as a single point of failure in the free software movement. Though he named several people in his list of high profile free software advocates, he told me that he has no successor and I get the impression that he feels that the free software movement will die with him.

"So, is RMS a freak? Is he crazy? I don't believe that he's either. I know that he is a person filled with passion for what he believes and his arguments are above reproach. It's impossible to counter his free software ideal and it's impossible to argue with his reasoning on why software should be free."

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