[Consortium] Call for a redesign of the Made in Linux Vol.1cover

Daniel James daniel at 64studio.com
Fri Nov 10 04:59:42 EST 2006

Hi Dan,

> Go back far enough, and one could argue we are the traditional
> software world, regaining territory lost to revolutionaries (quickly
> turned despotic) back in the early 80s.

I quite like that argument, but the software of the 50's, 60's and 70's 
wasn't free in the sense we have now. There were contrib tapes, but the 
core software was government or military property, and most definitely 
not for sharing with people in Cuba. (Oh, I forgot - the Intel open 
source licence reminds us that US citizens still can't export software 
to Cuba - see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Open_Source_License )

Three ways in which RMS is like Fidel Castro:

1. Beard
2. Been around longer than anyone else
3. No point arguing with him, because he know he's right

Three ways in which RMS is not like Fidel Castro:

1. RMS never executed anyone
2. RMS never put journalists in prison
3. Fidel Castro never contributed a single line of code to the GNU project



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