Re: Politics of Free and Open Source
Not offended at all. I highly encourage you to keep fleshing it out.
Originally Posted by bilalqayum
Though I don't object in any way, I am curious--why the weight of emphasis on RMS and not, say, LT or ESR (I also read your article "Why GNU/Linux Matters" which emphasizes RMS even more)? I'm not sure how spotlighting any of the demigods advances understanding--in that--embodiments of philosophies tend to muddy as much they clarify due to the unavoidable quirks, contradictions and hypocrisies of the personalities involved (and which, I would be the first to agree, are inherent in all of us).
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just let me jump.