Re: The debate on Invariant sections (long)
Matthew Palmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Then along comes Linus, and the world goes "oooh, shiny!" and ignores or
> trivialises GNU in the rush to become part of the cool new thing.
> <nice interpretation>
> RMS and co get very offended at this, feel that it's starting to look like,
> even if the world does all go Free Software, that they won't have the
> indoctrination in Free Software ideals to be able to keep it up. They vow
> to ensure that the whole world knows the true virtuous glory of true Free
> <cynical interpretation>
> GNU is pissed that they're not getting all the glory and are trying to use
> their licences to push their agenda to the detriment of true freedom.
> I'd like to believe the former. I think, deep down, that it's probably the
> first on a conscious level, but it's the latter driving deep in the psyche.
> Can't totall fault that - one tends to get rather protective of one's life's
The Emacs manual contained non-free invariant sections long before
Linux was a twinkle in anyone's eye.