Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd
email@example.com (John Goerzen) wrote on 19.02.99 in <[🔎] 19990219113253.D385@complete.org>:
> On Fri, Feb 19, 1999 at 03:34:57AM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> > Linux may not be in itself, but the hordes of mostly clueless screaming
> > new Linux users we seem to have picked up in the past 6 months that
> > believe people who support the FSF and Free Software are just a few
> > fanatics that need to be pushed aside in the name of "progress" sure are
> > opressive, and getting moreso every day. They don't have Debian's
> > commitment to Free Software, and if Slashdot is any indication of how bad
> > some of these morons are, Debian is getting FLAMED for its position on
> > Free Software and the DFSG!!
> Then we FIGHT, and FIGHT HARD. We do not COMPROMISE and go with a
> BSD-licensed kernel of all things! Come on, it's SO much easier for greedy
> corporations to "assimilate" that than it is for them to do so with GPL'd
We're Debian. We're not GNU.
We judge by the DFSG, not by the GPL.
By the DFSG, a BSD licensed kernel is *not a compromise*.
If we can't agree on that much, we might as well pack up and go home.
For stupid remarks like that, you don't want asbestos underwear (which
would give you cancer anyway), you want a nuclear bomb shelter.
> Notice once again how I say it's good we're supporting Hurd.
Notice also how you completely failed to give a good reason against *BSD.
> Uhmm, I think that's just what I said, isn't it? How they got that software
> for no cost is precisely why Free Software is important -- the software of
> that quality would not exist otherwise.
s/How/How come/ might make it more obvious what's meant (as opposed to
"well, you point your browser to xxx and begin downloading" how).