1. Stallman condemns close source as
immoral but accepts
donations from companies that make money from closed source. In
with Lunduke after 55:00 you
can hear him condemning Bryan as a 'thief' for taking money off his
closed source games programs.
2. The presented arguments for closed source as 'evil' and readable
source as a 'right' are frankly silly. I'll deal with this when I
have more time.
has been an attempt to relicense BSD programs under GPL.
De Raadt fought for BSD and Eben Moglen (the legal side to the FSF)
backed down. Stallman
defended the move in public.
Appropriating other people's work by copying the code and changing
the license is IMO immoral.
4. I do not support piracy and theft of people's work under any
title - the 'right to read' is propaganda. People do have creative
rights and taking
credit for what other people have done makes
you a creep.
5. I do not support smear campaigns such as Seven Deadly Sins. I
don't support online bullying of people who question FSF ideology.
6. I don't support the FSF when
so much of their income ends up in the pockets of lawyers and
not with programmers.
7. I do not support the idea that closed
source programmers should be punished by anybody - especially not
As a working programmer I disassociate myself from the FSF and I
embrace the creative rights of my fellow programmers over their own
work. Though I have no quarrel with the GPL license as such (my
library work is BSD), I do not feel any attraction to the FSF, I do
not give permission to relicense my work under GPL and I will not
assist the FSF in any way.