reasons why I do not support the FSF
condemns close source as immoral but
accepts donations from companies
that make money from closed source. In his interview with Lunduke after 55:00 you can hear him
condemning Bryan as a 'thief' for taking money off his
closed source games programs.
2. The presented arguments for closed source as 'evil'
and readable source as a 'right' are frankly silly. I'll
deal with this when I have more time.
3. There has been an attempt to
relicense BSD programs under GPL. De Raadt fought for BSD and Eben Moglen
(the legal side to the FSF) backed down. Stallman defended the move in
Appropriating other people's work by copying the code and
changing the license is IMO immoral.
4. I do not support piracy and theft of people's work
under any title - the 'right to read' is propaganda.
People do have creative rights and
taking credit for what other people
have done makes
you a creep.
5. I do not support smear campaigns such as Seven Deadly
Sins. I don't support online bullying of people who
question FSF ideology.
6. I don't support the FSF when so much of their income ends up in the
pockets of lawyers
and not with programmers.
7. I do not
support the idea that closed source programmers should be
punished by anybody - especially not the government.
As a working programmer I disassociate myself from the
FSF and I embrace the creative rights of my fellow
programmers over their own work. Though I have no quarrel
with the GPL license as such (my library work is BSD), I
do not feel any attraction to the FSF, I do not give permission to
relicense my work under GPL and I will not
assist the FSF in any way.