Stallman: if you want freedom don’t follow Linus Torvalds

by on September 12, 2007 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED September 12, 2007

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The founder of the Free Software Foundation asks readers whether they will fight for freedom or be too lazy to resist. In an interview he talks about GPL v3 and many other things:

The fact that Torvalds says "open source" instead of "free software" shows where he is coming from. I wrote the GNU GPL to defend freedom for all users of all versions of a program. I developed version 3 to do that job better and protect against new threats.

Torvalds says he rejects this goal; that's probably why he doesn't appreciate GPL version 3. I respect his right to express his views, even though I think they are foolish. However, if you don't want to lose your freedom, you had better not follow him.

=> Read rest of the interview ... (via OSNews)

Let the flame war began ;)

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1 bayoujim January 29, 2008 at 3:09 pm

I don’t follow anyone, but Linus Torvalds has my highest respect. Of course this does not mean he is perfect.

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2 micmac July 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I’m sure that i will not follow Stallman. You are to freak dude.

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