[linux-elitists] What is the Elite MTA?

Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO ruben@www2.mrbrklyn.com
Sun Apr 1 05:06:29 PDT 2001

Free Software allows others to CHANGE the software

THis is EXACTLY the oposite of what cults allow.


> On Sat, Mar 31, 2001 at 07:37:42PM -0500, Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO wrote:
> > The pararells because DJB advocates and cult behavior really deserves 
> > acute study.  Cults put forth a doctrin which can not be changed and
> > is considered superior to any other doctrine.  It's minions 
> > decend on unsuspecting targets baraging them with "fact" and 
> > beligerantly insisting on presenting all their facts in detail.
> > 
> > Free Software is just the opossite, and this is why it succeeds.
> > Free Software is patient.  No one has to beat anyone else over the
> > head with technical details because - it's open license forces
> > compermise between different opinions and fosters co-operation.
> How is "Free Software" not a cult, with doctrines, bias, ignorance, and
> minions? Perhaps you would understand my question better if you considered
> "Free Software" to be a meta-cult.
> What you yourself are doing is merely putting rehashing arguements put forward
> by others.
> It's fairly obvious that DJB's licences are fairly odd (using the DFSG as a
> basis), but they suit his purposes. His fervent followers are merely people
> who really like the programs and their features, and have decided to adhere to
> his licences. It doesn't make them far out wacky cultists.
> If it does, then we're all far out wacky cultists of one sort or another.
> > 
> > The technology is completely unimportant if it's licensing
> > is designed to enslave the user.
> >
> Throw away that computer. Become illiterate. Burn all your electrical wiring.
> Slaves? What slaves?
> -- 
> Edward C. Lang <edlang@pcug.org.au> woot on irc.openprojects.net
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