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Re: Richard Stallman what a tosser, and lies about free software


From: Aaron Kulkis
Subject: Re: Richard Stallman what a tosser, and lies about free software
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 03:31:08 -0500

JD wrote:
> 
> "Edward Rosten" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
> > > Nothing, except such sharing doesn't make software 'free'.  The problem
> > > with the GPL isn't the license, but the people who use it and use the
> > > term 'free' misleadingly in describing it.
> >        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >
> > in what way?
> >
> Think of it like this:  GPL is free sort of like our Income Tax is 
> 'voluntary.'
> In fact, our Income Tax isn't 'voluntary', and GPL isn't free.  Another common
> misusage (by almost all parties in the US) is that the US is a Democracy, 
> which
> technically it isn't. In fact, the misusage of the term 'Democracy' has often
> caused confusion.

Actually, IRS agents rabidly argue that the income tax is entirely volountary.
Currently, I'm trying to figure out how, precisely, I supposedly volounteered
to pay this tax.




> 
> If GPL is a license of free software, then you wouldn't have multiple rules 
> and redistribution
> encumberances.  A few, simple, non costly rules wouldn't be important, but 
> the GPL is a
> multi-page license with significant redistribution requirements.
> 
> You'll often hear about the GPL being free with lots of spin that morally 
> justifies it.  But
> no matter what, because of the contstraints, it isn't free.
> 
> John

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K: Truth in advertising:
        Left Wing Extremists Charles Schumer and Donna Shelala,
        Black Seperatist Anti-Semite Louis Farrakan,
        Special Interest Sierra Club,
        Anarchist Members of the ACLU
        Left Wing Corporate Extremist Ted Turner
        The Drunken Woman Killer Ted Kennedy
        Grass Roots Pro-Gun movement,


J: Other knee_jerk reactionaries: billh, david casey, redc1c4,
   The retarded sisters: Raunchy (rauni) and Anencephielle (Enielle),
   also known as old hags who've hit the wall....

I: Loren Petrich's 2-week stubborn refusal to respond to the
   challenge to describe even one philosophical difference
   between himself and the communists demonstrates that, in fact,
   Loren Petrich is a COMMUNIST ***hole

H: "Having found not one single carbon monoxide leak on the entire
    premises, it is my belief, and Willard concurs, that the reason
    you folks feel listless and disoriented is simply because
    you are lazy, stupid people"

G:  Knackos...you're a retard.


F: Unit_4's "Kook hunt" reminds me of "Jimmy Baker's" harangues against
   adultery while concurrently committing adultery with Tammy Hahn.

E: Jet is not worthy of the time to compose a response until
   her behavior improves.

D: Jet Silverman now follows me from newgroup to newsgroup
   ...despite (C) above.
 
C: Jet Silverman claims to have killfiled me.

B: Jet Silverman plays the fool and spews out nonsense as a
   method of sidetracking discussions which are headed in a
   direction that she doesn't like.

A:  The wise man is mocked by fools.



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