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  • Originally posted by onicsis View Post
    Then in this hostile context, Linux fragmentation it's a good thing because, no single corporation/organization/entity can control it.
    But it too is a bad thing. This is why we have GNOME and KDE (and a thousand other desktops).

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    • Originally posted by e8hffff View Post
      Richard Stallman is into too many 'ISMS. Not good. Computing/Software should be non-political other than commercialism vs freedom.
      I agree, but at least he knows how to isolate politics from code, unlike those who adopted that covenant.

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      • Originally posted by azdaha View Post

        Yeah...comparing Trump to Stallman, not even in the same universe, much less the same species. The former being a trust-fund baby with no morals or ethical values, using mafia-style techniques and nepotism to enrich himself. Disgusting to even suggest attributing anything remotely similar to Stallman, unless you're entirely lacking of moral fiber and ethics yourself.
        Quit straw-manning and lying about what I have said, I never said that this 2 people are similar or the same or whatever your crazy ideas you made up. I just said that many people are full of this crazy cancel culture, and independent how similar Trump or Stallman are people that are angry about the totalitarian authoritarian SJWs and Feminists vote for trump. So the more people you digitally murder with such reasons the more easy Trump will win the election.

        That is what I said not the fantasies you made up about me.

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        • Originally posted by blackiwid View Post

          Quit straw-manning and lying about what I have said, I never said that this 2 people are similar or the same or whatever your crazy ideas you made up. I just said that many people are full of this crazy cancel culture, and independent how similar Trump or Stallman are people that are angry about the totalitarian authoritarian SJWs and Feminists vote for trump. So the more people you digitally murder with such reasons the more easy Trump will win the election.

          That is what I said not the fantasies you made up about me.
          Again, at a risk of going off on a tangent, the two are not even in the same universe when it comes to railing against "totalitarian authoritarian" policies. Trump is a business man turned politician who uses the same totalitarian and authoritarian style for personal gain. He rants about anything and anyone who stands in his way of personal enrichment, spewing lies and conspiracy theories (not hyperbole, btw) ONLY when it serves him personally and against personal "enemies"; thereby sewing further doubt and division between people, which you perceive as a "cancel culture" vs. bigotry culture (from perspective of the other side).

          He is a cause as well as a product of the cynical views regarding feminism (which has been around for decades) and affirmative action (in the sense of protecting and uplifting minorities of all kinds). I am not trying to attribute anything to you personally, other than to point out the flaws in your logic as far as I can see.
          Last edited by azdaha; 10-04-2019, 01:55 PM.

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          • Originally posted by fuzz View Post
            Jesus fucking christ, when did the overall linux community turn to witch hunts?

            Guess I'll start looking at BSD.

            EDIT:
            It doesn't even matter who it is, this just toxic behavior.
            So your outrage is reserved for people who don't want to work with Richard Stallman anymore, and not Richard Stallman? This reminds me of when Brendan Eich was funneling money to groups who wanted to overturn same-sex marriages that had taken place in California and the outrage was at gay employees who didn't want to work for him rather than at Eich for trying to dissolve his employees' legal marriages.

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            • Originally posted by alcalde View Post

              So your outrage is reserved for people who don't want to work with Richard Stallman anymore, and not Richard Stallman? This reminds me of when Brendan Eich was funneling money to groups who wanted to overturn same-sex marriages that had taken place in California and the outrage was at gay employees who didn't want to work for him rather than at Eich for trying to dissolve his employees' legal marriages.
              I don't know why it would remind you of that, as the two situations are not at all the same.

              I guess you don't know what a witch hunt is. Nor intellectual discussions.

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              • Originally posted by azdaha View Post
                He is a cause as well as a product of the cynical views regarding feminism (which has been around for decades) and affirmative action (in the sense of protecting and uplifting minorities of all kinds). I am not trying to attribute anything to you personally, other than to point out the flaws in your logic as far as I can see.
                I don't care if Trump is a good person or not or a good president, but at some point you have to make a line in the sand, else they come for everybody that don't conforms with their bullshit and everybody that has even the slightest right wing or just not identitarien view or is not 100% PC get's fired and get replaced by toxic people. And it becomes fucking dangerous, this people (probably including you from what you write) are against a state of law, they want to get rid of assumption of innocence, and equal rights, the words of a women count more than from a man and stuff like that, getting rid of free speech with "hate speech" laws whatever that term means.

                Will voting for trump solve that? Will Stallman be happy if people do that? Would even I do that? Probably no, but if it comes down to a 2 party system decision (I don't vote tactical so I would vote 3rd party in the US) then yes such cases will push people to vote for Trump, and if it's vs Biden as example that is the same corrupt racist asshole, I can't blame them.

                People don't only vote because of logic and programs, they also make a statement the 2016 election of trump as example was to stop this slow "the lesser of 2 evils" game where the left moves each time more to the right and then the reps have to move also to the right to be different Obama said he is (or would be) a moderate Republican in the 80s or 90s, that is horrible. And Hillary was right from Obama so... that's the problem.

                Trump at least stopped some of this feminist extremism with some policies towards colleges. But it's not only about RMS and similar cases often false rape accusations and stuff that happend recently with Linus where they got to his daughter, gosh I would shoot me or my daughter if I had such a daughter one or the other... it's about the nonstop lies, the whole impeachment process is based on a doctored wrong site where they just removed 1000 words between 2 half sentences and pretended that it was 1 sentence.

                We had 2 years about Russian collusion which imploded into nothing... and yes that old man said that there is no proof that he is innocent, just another case of reversing the burden of proof. No everybody a left winger says is evil or criminal has to proof that he is not... and till they can do that, which often is literally impossible, they are guilty...

                McCartyism was no joke:

                Estimating the number of victims of McCarthy is difficult. The number imprisoned is in the hundreds, and some ten or twelve thousand lost their jobs.[62] In many cases, simply being subpoenaed by HUAC or one of the other committees was sufficient cause to be fired.[63] Many of those who were imprisoned, lost their jobs, or were questioned by committees did, in fact, have a past or present connection of some kind with the Communist Party.
                And the same people that got targeted Communists and LGBTQ people now do the same to well not even the other side to just everybody that is not a communist or a member of the LGBTQ community or a man or white... a funny pattern like with Israel that was also victim of another state now does similar things to the country they invaded.

                It would be tragic or funny if the consequences would not be as horrible. So I don't advocate (maybe in a angry moment) to vote for Trump but the same is true for most democrats therefor that says not much. I would vote for the greens in the US maybe 2016 I would have done that. If nothing else then because they are believable with their anti-war program and willing to work with the russians, which in some way might be true for Tulsi Gabbard but A she has no chance to win the nomination and B she did some horrible things like the Anti-bds bill. but that get's now into to much detail.

                Trump is no good politician but people like you frame him always as this exception Bush was worse and he was like hitler a mass murderer and torturer, and Trump often can't hide the truth, which is also a good thing. Again he has big problems but Hillary would be at least similary horrible. All American presidents at least the last 30-50 years were monsters. So if you say Trump is horrible that says not much. He just is worse at hiding his moral crimes and bad positions that is all Obama was a wolf in the sheepskin.... he was also a mass murderer drone executioner he made this cages for immigrants, he was the deporter in chief. So yes Trump is horrible but that is the norm for american presidents... that's the hole point of the lesser of 2 evils both are horrible evil candidates. So don't get so triggered just because somebody said something about voting for him. Only a small % of the people that voted for him love him it's what happens in a corrupt country with a 2 party blackmail voting system. (you have to vote for X because Y is 1% worse, you get forced to vote for horrible people)

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                • Originally posted by NateHubbard View Post
                  Someone once told me that people had made sure he'd moved out of his MIT office and even gotten a house. Is this suggesting that was wrong and he'd still been living in his MIT office all along after all?

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                  • Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
                    I am looking for a room in a shared house or apartment as an interim place where I could stay for at least two months. Ideally I would have the option of staying for up to six months, but I could do without that.

                    I'd like it to be located within 15 minutes walk of a subway line (not counting the Green Line beyond Kenmore), or a high frequency bus line such as #1 or #77, or #71, #73 or #66. The point is it should not be so hard to get to Cambridge or Downtown Boston that it dissuades me from going.

                    There should not be a cat (unless hypoallergenic), or a dog that jumps up excitedly on people (unless quite small), or a digital listening device such as Echo, Siri or "Hello Google", or a card lock that records who opens the door. I will ask about cameras.

                    I'd like there to be a large supermarket in walking distance or close to a nearby subway station.

                    If you know of an opening, please email me at rms on the site gnu org with "Interim housing" as the subject.
                    Yet another exhibit of why people have gotten tired of trying to work with/put up with him. I'm surprised there was no mention of parrots.

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                    • Originally posted by teresaejunior View Post

                      Well, you could say Linux has now become mainstream, and witch hunts are mainstream too. But this doesn't seem like a "community" thing, but rather a corporate takedown of RMS. techrights.org has been connecting it to the Department of Defense and IBM, which I can't confirm, but wouldn't be a little bit surprised about.
                      When did the Linux community start adopting Alex Jones-level conspiracy theories? And that website has a big picture of Stallman in its banner and videos of Stallman's speeches... and really nothing else. It also makes MySpace look like a modern website. "The site was best known for Boycott Novell until 2010." Oh, that crazy position that believed that Novell (previously involved in epic legal struggles with Microsoft) had teamed up to destroy Linux from within or something? Not really the best source of reliable open source information.

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