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Re: Linus Torvalds Equates Software Licences to Politics

"amicus_curious" <ACDC@xxxxxxx> writes:

> "cc" <scatnubbs@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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> On Nov 7, 7:17 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> Black and white
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | So I'm pretty well-known for not exactly being a huge fan of the FSF and
>> | Richard Stallman, despite the fact that I obviously love the GPLv2
>> and use it
>> | as the license for all my projects that I care about.
>> `----
>> http://torvalds-family.blogspot.com/2008/11/black-and-white.html
>> Why is Linus afraid of Freedom? Is it money?
> Is money the antithesis of Freedom?
> Well, money cannot buy happiness, it is said, but it can buy you a
> really sweet ride to go around looking for happiness on your own and
> it can give you a lot of free time as well.
> An allied question is "Why is Shestowitz afraid of Linus?"  Perhaps
> the next paragraph tells the tale:
> "The reason has always been that I don't like single-issue people, nor
> do I think that people who turn the world into black and white are
> very nice or ultimately very useful. The fact is, there aren't just
> two sides to any issue, there's almost always a range or responses,
> and "it depends" is almost always the right answer in any big
> question. And not being even willing to see the other side makes for
> bad decisions."

Linus is a realist. His comments on the UIs for a lot of OSS tells us

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