How the fuck are these the top comments on the RMS resignation post ?!
We should be cheering his resignation, you don't get to say shit like that and expect nothing to happen.
@dansup simple: this is EXACTLY the kind of person that worshipped at the unclipped toenails of RMS while posting pseudo-anonymous diatribes about "where are my booth babes?!"
@dansup I'd just like to interject for moment. What you're refering to as cheering, is in fact, GNU/cheering, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus cheering.
@dansup Yeah, HN is not a healthy place. I replied to the guy that's all "it's the end of free speech" doom-sayer, now I get to wait for the downvotes to come in.
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# = im_not_juicing 139 points - 6 hours ago
} I think we all could learn a lesson here:
Is not worth to waste our lifes arguing over the Internet about
A DonutsMeKenzie 138 points - 6 hours ago
~ Also maybe save the semantic bullshit for something a little bit less serious than whether or not
pedophilia is rape/assault, and maybe don't come running to the defense of somebody who appears to
have been a serial child rapist and sexual predator.
truly respect Stallman's pioneering work on free software, and I'm against "thought crimes" and mob
justice, but people should be held accountable for their public stances and the fact that he picked this
shit in particular as his hill to die on shows that he has seriously questionable judgement...
@dansup It's been fascinating to watch the shift in values over my lifetime. The shit dudes used to get away with just isn't tolerated anymore. But values aren't universal, and some people choose to lag behind the mainstream.
@dansup Some people view these kinds of people like deities. Whatever they do they're still always correct and good.
@jaywink @dansup I just hope the Free Software movement doesn't get affected negatively by this. This is something that will test the strength of the movement and prove that it doesn't depend on a single person, but that there's many people behind it willing to work for its success. The GPL/AGPL/LGPL and other copyleft licenses are something we truly need these days. Thanks for your service and efforts, RMS, but the movement needs to grow beyond you.
@mariusor @jaywink I'm not an expert, but imo, if the main driving force behind them disappears, they would stop being promoted, then they would no longer being used in new projects and they would slowly fade out of use.
PS: I know they are viral in nature and they usually spread, but in theory, if new projects are born that can replace older GPLed projects, then the *GPL could be hurt.
@andycuccaro for the life of me I can't remember seeing the *GPL licences "promoted" anywhere
@mariusor Well, they do campaigns and conferences and talks. What would you call all that?
@andycuccaro for promoting GPL licences? I must be living under a rock, never saw mentions of them, not even as a FSF member.
@mariusor Yeah, I don't think there's talks and conferences exclusively for promoting *GPL licenses. But from what I know they are always mentioned and recommended as the better option for licensing software.
(Also, selling merch with the GPL printed on it doesn't count as promoting?)
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