Rant on BSD vs GPL was [Good ol' BSD vs. GPL]

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Mon Jan 12 12:35:52 PST 2015

On 01/12/2015 12:47 PM, Cathal (Phone) wrote:
> I think it inappropriate to insert your own text in a quoted
> block without making it clear that you're misquoting someone
> deliberately. Whatever your (provably false with well established
> psych/sociological research) notions of personal merit vs. wealth,
> they are not Stallman's: keep them out of the block, or don't
> pretend it's a quote.

My condolences if you were misled. Enclosing insertions in quotes
between square brackets is standard practice, I believe.

I'm not arguing strongly that non-wealth reflects weakness, cluelessness
or stupidity. The game is clearly rigged. And there are many worthy
goals besides money. But I do believe strongly that victimhood is

> On 12 January 2015 17:07:05 GMT+00:00, Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
>> On 01/11/2015 10:39 PM, Juan wrote:
>>> On Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:00:38 -0500
>>> grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 4:34 PM, Juan <juan.g71 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>         about serious stuff like constantly invoking freedom
>>>>>         while being a crass statist.
>>>> It's a trap!
>>> 	Ha. Wait!
>>> 	https://stallman.org/articles/why-we-need-a-state.html
>> Stallman opines therein:
>> | Above all, we need a state in order to have democracy, which
>> | is the system by which the many non-rich [aka beta, weak,
>> | clueless, stupid, etc] join together to overcome the power
>> | of the rich [aka alpha, powerful, skilled, smart, etc] and
>> | thus deny them control over society.
>> I agree, but only provisionally, and only if the alphas don't control
>> the state. However, alphas typically do end up controlling the state,
>> and that's the fatal defect. What's needed long term is conversion of
>> betas into gammas. With enough gammas, the state will arguably wither
>> away. But I'll be dead long before then, so I focus on the process.
>>> 	 When I first read it I missed this line 
>>> 	"Copyright (c) 2013 Richard Stallman Verbatim copying and
>>> 	redistribution of this entire page are permitted provided this
>>> 	notice is preserved. " 
>>> 	LMAO! unintentional self-parody at its best.
>> No, he's just saying that he'll track you down and kick your ass if you
>> fuck with his shit. There's no state required for that ;)

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