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Christian Weston Chandler 18/02/10(Sat)10:04 No. 778937

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You all get "Free WEED"
The administration of this website gets none though because they are niggers who put google shit on their site.

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Moot 18/03/26(Mon)03:36 No. 779880

I'm not his biggest fan or anything, just saying there's like... you know, history, and history happened. However you feel about it doesn't change the fact that the events occured as they did. You can say whatever you want about Stallman, but he's still the guy who started GNU, founded the FSF, and wrote the GPL.

Now George Washington, there was a lazy airwolf. Couldn't even cross an icy river by himself. Tricked a bunch of poor, uneducated colonists into fighting the British for him. He'd never even have been president if not for other people's unanimous votes.

See how stupid that sounds?

Brony 18/03/26(Mon)21:57 No. 779895

Stallman's the one who wrote his history, so of course Stallman did everything himself.

>wrote the GPL
The GPL was written by Stallman personally? I didn't know Stallman had a law degree. He didn't consult with any lawyers at any point while writing any version of the GPL?

Maybe he just told a bunch of lawyers the general gist of the GPL and they actually did the work of writing it so it's actually enforceable in a court of law.

Nah, much more realistic that Stallman wrote the entire thing. Then handed it to Moses on stone tablets.

Weeabot 18/03/26(Mon)23:42 No. 779903

I never got my free weed...

O.P. 18/03/27(Tue)00:42 No. 779905

The only one who ever got free weed was Stallman

Twincess Applesparkle Rainbowfly 18/03/27(Tue)04:51 No. 779909

Believe it or not, some people are smart enough to write their own legal documents. If you ever get a college education, you'll find that legalese isn't as confusing as you think it is now. It's just very specific, like programming languages. Stallman knows a lot of programming languages.

I don't know for certain whether or not he consulted anyone while writing the first version of the GPL, but he certainly did when writing the second and third versions. In any case, he's still the lead author and gets the credit.

Why does Stallman hurt your butt so much? Did he molest you at a Google Summer of Code?

PrettyPony 18/03/27(Tue)06:57 No. 779910


i think people are upset because he sold people on an ideology and not a product. "GNU is better because it's free, not because it's faster/stronger/more secure" or whatever. free doesn't always mean better.

props to stally-boi for getting people to believe in his project thought. funny how he didn't believe in free hardware like he did with free software. i don't think our opinions matter though he's still living a better lifestyle than most no matter what we throw at him

symbion 18/03/27(Tue)07:50 No. 779911

>he sold people on an ideology and not a product
Is that such a bad thing? The ideology he sold them empowers them to make and share their own solutions rather than depend on the whims of corporate overlords. If there's a problem with the speed, security, or stability of open source software, you have every opportunity to fix it yourself.

>free hardware
He's a programmer, not an engineer. Open hardware is actually a thing as well, thanks to the open source movement: Arduino, RepRap, MikroKopter, etc. He does what he knows, can you really fault anyone for that?

Sounds to me like you want to be given nice things for free and not have to do any work. You can't get that from commercial software either, so I don't know what to tell you. You can choose: depend on corporate overlords to determine the amount of speed, stability, and security you can purchase from them or learn to do things for yourself and work together with others to do better than you can on your own--and possibly better than the corporate overlords who don't care about your needs.

OP 18/03/27(Tue)18:59 No. 779922

wow way to make assumptions. i simply think we should be paid for our work and control how our products are used. how about you spend five thousand hours on a project for free because it's better for humanity? last time i checked i couldn't write "freedom and justice" on a check to my landlord.

yes, corporations charge too much. but if you ever ran a business you'd know that the products have to provide some value otherwise no one would buy them. corporations do care to a point. it is a small point, but it's there.

i use commercial software for paid work. in that sense it provides me and clients a lot of value. i don't care about tampering with it because it works. why on earth would anyone who's not a total hobbyist nerd want tools that don't work? i don't fetishize the tools or the ideologies behind them, i use them to make money. i have no issue paying back software developers a small part of what i make for the value they created for me and the community. it's not evil to generate wealth.

but i'm also glad that people have the opportunity to play with open source software and learn from it if they want to. it's like a mini library within the machine and it makes learning software development that much better. my only issue is with the idea that free always means better because the software has to have characteristics related to its performance, design, and functionality that exist outside of the philosophy that the developers had in mind. there is some OSS that's better than commercial and some commercial better than open source but that's obvious to anyone with a brain

ironically a lot of OSS is developed by big soulless corporations. i guess mysql sucks now because of who made it and not what's in it

Miku Fanboy 18/03/27(Tue)20:11 No. 779923

You're both wrong. Nothing is free.

You either pay with your money to get easy to use software or you pay with your time configuring it.

You either pay for product support with money or no support and pay with your time figuring it out.

It's all paid software and people choose either based on whichever resource they possess more of. Money or time.

Steve 18/03/27(Tue)20:27 No. 779925

>we should be paid for our work
Lots of people get paid to work on open source software. There are many products turning profit from open source software.
>control how our products are used
If you make an open source software product, you can do whatever you want with it. If you want to brand it, advertise it, and offer support to your users you can. You can even sell your product for money if you want. The GPL allows for all of that and isn't the only open source license out there; some do give you more control over the ability of others to fork. If your product and your core developers are worth their salt, people will come to you first.

>tools that don't work
For you. I use open source software for paid work. My clients don't give a shit how I get the work done, and neither do yours. I think you are just incompetent with anything other than the commercial crap you've been spoon fed your whole life. Every complaint you have about free software sounds like you spent ten seconds looking for some button that wasn't in the place you expected it to be and gave up.

>play with
Your attitude is about a decade out of date. As you are aware, many big companies are getting in on open source development now as well. It's a cost-effective development model: hire a core team to develop a product, release the code so users may contribute suggestions, fix bugs and add new features much faster and and at a lower cost than an in-house team ever could.

>characteristics related to its performance, design, and functionality that exist outside of the philosophy that the developers had in mind
What in the world are you trying to say here? Does this sentence make sense to you?

Anyway, you're really barking up the wrong tree. No one thinks free (as in freedom) software is "better" because it is free (as in free beer). Not all open source software is free. The unlimited potential in the open source development model is the reason open source software is better. Not having to pay for most of it is just a bonus.

Not having to pay for a new operating system when the support term expires is a big bonus, and not having to pay for new versions of all the sofware you use to be compatible with that expensive new OS is another. Also not having to buy new hardware for the same reason. Generally not having to worry if my databases and file types will be supported in the next upgrade is also nice.

But please, enjoy your planned obsolescence and dependence on companies that may go under at any time and leaving you stuck in whatever version of the OS you are using because the next one won't support your precious "tools that work".

Brony 18/03/27(Tue)22:48 No. 779926


4chan user 18/03/28(Wed)04:05 No. 779932


Conductor Cat 18/03/28(Wed)08:54 No. 779938

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>Believe it or not, some people are smart enough to write their own legal documents.
Some lawyers think they can represent themselves in court. Yet a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. You need look no further than Jack Thompson for evidence of this.

>If you ever get a college education, you'll find that legalese isn't as confusing as you think it is now.
The fun thing is not only did I, but I also have friends who are lawyers who have explained in no uncertain terms that self-important deluded idiots like you are why they make money hand over fist. Either you write contracts that are unenforceable and they scam money out of you trying to enforce them or they get hired by your competition and use your laughable contracts to milk you for every dime, and often both.

Quite simply, a contract doesn't mean what you think it means. You need a lawyer to actually make the terms mean what you intended to write. People do not go to law school for 10+ years because a slacker with a gift for conning money out of wealthy patrons can sit down with a bag of cheetos and bang out iron-clad legal contracts compliant with the current state of law in the world at large in an afternoon.

>It's just very specific, like programming languages.
By this logic, Stallman should be fluent in every language on the planet. Not programming languages. Actual languages. They all hold very specific meanings. Please let me know when he and I can discuss this in conversational Swahili.

Let me sum up: You need to stop sucking Dick's cock, you aren't as smart as you think you are, and you're generally being an insufferably arrogant prick who spent far too much of his time in grade school stuffed in lockers. Stop taking all that bottled up preteen rage out on everyone you meet who offers even the mildest of disagreements with your myopic viewpoint and you might actually start learning something useful. Not to mention getting laid.

Bill 18/03/28(Wed)09:27 No. 779941

>You need a lawyer to actually make the terms mean what you intended to write.
And you need a plumber to fix your sink, an electrician to install your toaster, and a mechanic to change your oil, right? Try doing some shit for yourself someday. It's not as hard as you think.

>fluent in every language on the planet
That is by no means a logical extension of the statement. That's about as stupid as everything else you've posted. However, the parts of your brain used to learn spoken language and computer language are the same. People who have a knack for computer languages tend to have a knack for human languages as well; much like people who have a knack for music tend to have a knack for math.

>insufferably arrogant prick
Project much?

Conductor Cat 18/03/28(Wed)09:41 No. 779944

>Project much?
On second thought, maybe your right. I have been arrogant. Being capable of doing anything I need to for myself doesn't mean I should look down on you for being helpless. It's just easy to do.

Bob Ross 18/03/28(Wed)12:02 No. 779945

>I have been arrogant.
You're constantly arrogant. It's obnoxious.
What does a dumb fuсktard like you have to be proud of?

And, that isn't even your worst attribute.

Spider Expert 18/03/28(Wed)13:30 No. 779949

>What does a dumb fuсktard like you have to be proud of?
Everything you don't.

Bob Ross 18/03/28(Wed)14:22 No. 779952

Such as?

PrettyPony 18/03/29(Thu)02:28 No. 779957

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest it's not taking his court ordered medication.

In a little while we'll never hear from him again because he'll be locked up for noncompliance.

Just think how proud he'll be of all the nonconsensual sex he'll receive on a regular basis.

r000t 18/03/29(Thu)07:45 No. 779961

You mean >>779945, and I'm pretty sure you're right.

Miku Fanboy 18/03/29(Thu)08:28 No. 779962

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I'm pretty sure he means >>779941

As usual the bipolar avenger couldn't figure out that >>779938 and >>779945 weren't the same person.

Optimus Prime 18/03/29(Thu)11:52 No. 779966

This hurts my brain. No one insinuated that >>779945 and >>779938 were the same person, so why bring it up? Someone in this thread is Davespiracy, and its devloving into his madness.

Christian Weston Chandler 18/03/29(Thu)17:19 No. 779973

Paranoia is contagious

Spiderman 18/03/30(Fri)04:11 No. 779982

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>No one insinuated that >>779945 and >>779938 were the same person

You don't socialize much, do you

Reimu Hakurei 18/04/09(Mon)02:06 No. 780234

Stallman was right.

symbion 18/04/10(Tue)01:43 No. 780252

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Stallman was a total leftist, bro.

tee 18/04/10(Tue)02:16 No. 780255

Careful, soft-brained dichotomists will think this is actually a thing to argue.

Spiderman 18/04/10(Tue)04:39 No. 780260

He's a software socialest

Bob Ross 18/04/10(Tue)05:36 No. 780263

That's a funny way of spelling is

r000t 18/04/10(Tue)06:05 No. 780266

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Bill 18/04/10(Tue)08:25 No. 780269

You really don't know where you are, do you boy?

tee 18/04/10(Tue)12:58 No. 780271

I tried spelling it normally but I kept getting b& for spam because it contains the boner pill that starts with a "c" and ends with an "ialis"

h 18/04/10(Tue)17:08 No. 780272

You learned to post like this from me.
I'm so proud of the oldfag you think you've become.
It's adorable.

I see.

Nyan Cat 18/04/10(Tue)20:47 No. 780277

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That's a damned lie and you know it.

You can't learn anything that isn't pinned to a wall and covered with yarn.

p4ch3c0 18/04/11(Wed)04:17 No. 780287

Just gotta hit them with your car. The niggers glow in the dark boi. Get that shit.

Spiderman 18/04/11(Wed)05:15 No. 780288

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Most of us just went to school, but to each his own.

Closet Furry 18/04/11(Wed)05:19 No. 780289

100% nigger.

Sazpaimon 18/04/11(Wed)05:33 No. 780294

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100% sissy bitch.

Christian Weston Chandler 18/04/11(Wed)05:36 No. 780295

Show me dat asshole. Ain't no sage in this bitch.

4chan user 18/04/11(Wed)05:59 No. 780296

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You asked.

r000t 18/04/11(Wed)07:08 No. 780298


Sazpaimon 18/04/11(Wed)11:06 No. 780305


symbion 18/04/11(Wed)12:57 No. 780309

Someone made a series of pie charts, but the latest I can google is from 2004. internetworldstats.com keeps more up-to-date info if you really care. To be honest, the chart was only tangentially related to my post.

Marisa Kirisame 18/04/11(Wed)13:55 No. 780312


OP 18/04/12(Thu)00:40 No. 780319

I'm very proud of both of you.

W. T. Snacks 18/04/12(Thu)02:12 No. 780320

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I'm proud you're proud.

Also, RMS almost certainly smokes weed. He was a computer guy in the 70s and 80s and virtually nobody got into computers back then who didn't enjoy kicking back and relaxing while the computer sat there grinding away for a couple hours on the last task you gave it.

Even ol' bedroom eyes himself smoked weed, and he was as straight laced as they came back then.

Bob Ross 18/04/13(Fri)15:33 No. 780339

Serves'em right!

Sazpaimon 18/04/13(Fri)15:39 No. 780340

>My clients don't give a shit how I get the work done, and neither do yours.
Even if they have go give it away for free?

N3X15 18/04/13(Fri)15:56 No. 780341

That's not how it works, dolt. The work is proprietary, regardless of what tools were used to make it. My work makes enough money to pay for software, but I'd rather spend that money getting airwolfed up. Besides, with open source software I have the opportunity to optimize the tools for my own purposes; it is both liberating and practical.

Cryomancer 18/05/25(Fri)08:00 No. 781131

It also gives you the ability to be smug and superior to everyone who actually wants to get work done instead of airwolfing around all day "customizing" their tools.

Your day of reckoning is coming, goldbricker.


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