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    Thursday, July 03, 2008

    Stallman on Microsoft on BBC site

    Our NLUG (Northants Linux User Group) have been discussing the article, by Richard Stallman, published on the bbc site:

    Richard Stallman is writing about. Having read it, I agree with most facts pointed out by Richard Stallman.

    However, I felt a bit uneasy reading it. I'm quite conversant with the terminology he is using, I'm familiar with technologies and legal events he is referring to. Would a typical reader be though? One of our group members said: "
    I think he is really preaching to the converted. We Open Source fanatics will agree; but the general public / PC users will probably not have a clue what he is talking about, they see the universality of Microsoft as an advantage."

    I wholeheartedly agree! Most PC users genuinely don't care about any of this.

    And I can't escape a thought that Stallman's powerful, albeit very eloquent, attack might end up being counter-productive as most people will not really understand what he is saying, instead, will interpret the article as a dogmatic expression of hate towards Microsoft.

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