Message from discussion Google to launch PC operating system
From: David Kastrup <d...@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Google to launch PC operating system
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 16:42:20 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <terek...@web.de> writes:
> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Rjack <u...@example.net> writes:
>> > GNUtians and RMS have blithely blathered and babbled since 1995 that
>> > the GPL and "Copyleft" would destroy Micro$oft.
> RMS' buddy Moglen's death threats to MS ("Free Software and the Death of
> Proprietary Culture ... there's no room left for paying $12.95 to Mister
> Gates: we win. We win.") and his others numerous "imminent" MS' death
> "predictions" aside for a moment,
How about actual references?
> how about the following quotes from Stallman:
> "In the GNU Project, discrimination against proprietary software is not
> just a policy--it's the principle and the purpose. Proprietary
> software is fundamentally unjust and wrong, so when we have the
> opportunity to place it at a disadvantage, that is a good thing."
"Place at disadvantage" is hardly the same as "destroy", is it?
>> RMS has said that he is not going to lend any support to software
>> hoarding practises, as typical for Microsoft. But he never stated
>> that such companies are _dependent_ on him or free software, so
>> destruction of them never was a topic.
> "destruction of them never was a topic"?!
> Dak, dak, dak, you silly dak.
> (see "wrap myself in dynamite... I definitely did have fantasies of
> killing myself and destroying their building in the process" below)
Uh what? A non-existing Email is supposed to be a statement about the
purpose of GNU? And that RMS was pissed at Symbolics and decided to
create software not susceptible to them and their ilk is supposed to be
a plan of destruction?
You silly Terekhov.