[LINK] itNews: Stallman Jobs Jobs

Brendan brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Tue Oct 11 09:20:57 AEDT 2011

On 10/11/2011 09:16 AM, Darrell Burkey wrote:
> On 11/10/11, Roger Clarke  <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au> wrote:
>> Stallman blasted over Jobs eulogy itNews Oct 11, 2011 7:54 AM (25
>> minutes ago)
> I had the interesting experience of listening to Richard Stallman
> speak at the ANU a few years ago. I was so excited about hearing from
> this legend. That lasted about two minutes once he started speaking.
> He really should stick to coding in the basement. It's wonderful to
> believe in a cause and advocate for it but he seemed to be a zealot
> trading on making outlandish statements. It actually reminded me of
> Pauline Hanson.
> What's the point of kicking someone once they are dead? OK, he
> doesn't agree with how Steve Jobs did things. That's hardly big news.
> Come to think of it, is there anyone Richard Stallman doesn't have
> bad things to say about, except himself of course?

The reaction is a beat up.  RMS' response is not only unremarkable, it's basically accurate, and reflected by (eg) Paul Sheehan's comment in the SMH on Monday. 

The reaction to his comments shows only that people are religious about their gadgets.  

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