In the news: Eric S. Raymond shifts to Ubuntu

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Thu Feb 22 07:03:35 GMT 2007

Just to help lighten the mood ;)

Everybody loves Eric Raymond


On 2/22/07, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at> wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:04:02 +0800
> "Michael T. Richter" <ttmrichter at> wrote:
> > And so the character assassination begins as the purists get riled up
> > once again.
> >
> > Would the Stallmanites please identify themselves with a show of hands?
> > My killfile is feeling lonely here.
> I think it's a bit more nuancé than you make it sound :)
> There is a spectrum within the "community" from the extreme hard-line
> "Freedom" end to the extreme pragmatist  "as long as it works" end.
> Personally I am somewhere in between - not pure enough to run gNewSense ;-)
> but in sympathy with much of the "Free as in Freedom" ideal. I think Ubuntu
> is also somewhere in between.
> Both Stallman and ESR have, at various times, made valid points, in my
> view: - but there is much in both men's opinions and views with which I
> disagree. That does not negate their contributions, even if some of their
> statements set my teeth on edge ;)
> Peter
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