"But if [Richard] Stallman is winning the war, he is losing the
battle -- for credit...."
"Red Hat's Web site lists the major milestones in 'open source'
software, beginning in the 1970s with AT&T's Unix system and
jumping to Torvalds' kernel in 1991, completely bypassing Stallman.
(Red Hat does, however, provide a link to the GNU Web site, but
most people have no idea what it represents.)"
"Stallman failed in a number of ways, says Eric Raymond, a board
member of VA Linux Systems (which sells workstations loaded with
Red Hat Linux). 'Richard is one of the best programmers to ever
walk this earth, (he is) an innovative genius of design, but...his
rhetoric didn't work. It turned off business. The term 'free
software' is ambiguous. And he didn't produce a kernel.'"