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Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:56:01 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"amicus_curious" <address@hidden> writes:

> "David Kastrup" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> news:address@hidden
>> "amicus_curious" <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>> Stallman is a odd duck with an odd appearance and a even odder mantra.
>>> For years he shamelessly used the banner of MIT to hide his mere
>>> Harvard undergraduate qualifications.  He is a technician run amok and
>>> is no true son of MIT.  He is a charlatan to the core and parades his
>>> silly image in front of wannabe dweebs who confuse such shenanigans
>>> with technical urbanity.
>>
>> You should count his commits in Emacs (still ongoing) and Gcc (he
>> designed, wrote and maintained it for a long time, and many of his
>> extensions and concepts are still alive).
>>
>> That's not _quite_ the track of a charlatan...
>>
> Old stuff and water long ago under the bridge.

More than you ever did or started.

> Sure he could code back when it wasn't so hard to do,

Uh, what?

> but what has he done lately?

Check the commits to Emacs.  Do you you even read what you are replying
to?

> In any case, the charlatan aspect comes from his misuse of the MIT
> brand that he did not deserve, for example the use of gnu.MIT.edu
> before the institute was made aware of the practice and put an end to
> it..

Wow, do you get many facts wrong.  He _was_ employed by the AI lab.  And
he was invited to distribute GNU software from there by the lab
professor.  That's not so unusual: there is a _lot_ of software of
interest for students (and the world) distributed by universities.
Dissemination of information is their prime job.

At some point of time, this distribution became hard to sustain.  So
servers were acquired, and distribution changed to those dedicated
servers.

> He was a grad school drop out who got a job as a computer operator,
> pure and simple.  He did no research and he published nothing of the
> caliber of the AI lab that he claimed affinity with.  He is a silly
> wannabe.

Not as silly as to try pasting over one's utter lack of contributions to
society by choosing a pseudonym like "amicus_curious" and posting
slander about people in an entirely different class.

>>> Linux, Apache, PHP, and even MySQL have a legitimate place in the
>>> world as public domain, generic solutions to many IT needs, but the
>>> sideshow of the GPL and Stallman's musings do not.
>>
>> Huh?  Neither of these are public domain.  Seems like you don't get
>> anything right.
>>
> That is just hair-splitting pedantry.

If it were, you would not be spewing bile here.  You are doing the
latter because there is a difference, and a difference that counts.

-- 
David Kastrup


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