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Unjustifiable Criticism of Richard Stallman by Linus Torvalds

Nov 19, 2008, 18:03 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Gaskin)

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"Linus begins with this:

""So I'm pretty well-known for not exactly being a huge fan of the FSF and Richard Stallman, despite the fact that I obviously love the GPLv2 and use it as the license for all my projects that I care about.""

"How unfortunate to write negatively of Stallman in the very first sentence. Linus Torvalds appears excessively ambitious and uncouth almost every time he talks about Richard Stallman.

"Linus Torvalds continues:

"I love seeing people who are really passionate about what they do, and many people have something they really care about. It's just that when that becomes something exclusionary, it often gets ugly. It's not passion for something, it becomes passion against something else."

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