[LUNI] Origin of "GNU/Linux" revealed at last!
maney at pobox.com
Tue Aug 6 09:38:02 CDT 2002
On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 08:54:52AM -0500, Jean-Michel Smith wrote:
> On Monday 05 August 2002 09:34 pm, Martin Maney wrote:
> > Can't wait to see if there's a rebuttal. Then again, maybe I can. I
> > prefer to respect Stallman for the good works he has done, and that can
> > be really hard when he goes off into rant'n'roll mode. :-(
> You know, I used to feel exactly as you do.
I think we have a great deal more agreement than not, and I can't say I'm at
all unhappy to have provoked your thoughtful response, but I guess I do need
to clarify my tossed-off remark.
I *do* respect Stallman; I don't entirely agree with him across the board,
but I admire his integrity and his consistent adherence to a reasoned
position. That's such a rare thing these days. But he does seem to go
through periods when he's just too shrill - and now that you've raised some
points there, I think it might be something that's more prone to happen when
he's arguing online. This might explain a lot, and I'm purely bemused at
the thought that I may have assumed that Stallman was somehow immune to the
sort of "net rage" that I encounter so frequently in news, mailing lists,
Anyway, I didn't mean to give you the idea that I think Stallman is always
in rant'n'roll mode; on the contrary, he's often, probably usually, in
better form. But I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit of that needlessly
shrill, abrasive side come out if he disagrees with this bit of history...
and replies too quickly, as our internet world too often encourages.
vi is a microcosm of the Unix world. Don't expect
to learn all of it at once; perhaps you shouldn't expect
to learn all of it at all. -- Jon Lasser (Think Unix)
More information about the luni