November 28, 2001

Other agendas: RMS and ESR thumping the tub

Author: JT Smith

"There's no doubt that there's a tremendous political component to the software industry today, which is especially evident in free and open source
software development. Whether this is good or bad is immaterial -- it exists, and we must endure it.

But there is a point, easily reached, where this becomes not just counter-productive but sufficiently shrill that it makes it difficult for the movement(s)
to be taken seriously -- it simply provides ammunition for those who do not wish us well.

A couple of recent events involving stars of the community underline this. They are Richard M. Stallman's candidacy for membership on the board of
the Gnome Foundation, and Eric S. Raymond's advocacy of Second Amendment rights." More at LinuxPlanet.

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