Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 12, 2002 06:13 AM
"I'd like to go over the line here for once, and say that this narrow-minded geek mentality is a display of such an incredible lack of practical judgement and of plain idiocy."
You're right - you went right over the line.
Buddy, if people had your attitude years ago - GNU/Linux never would have gotten even a foothold and you probably never would have even heard of it. It's precisely that geek stubbornness that makes Free Software work. Your attitude amounts to simply wanting to give up the ethics to be popular. I'm not some coding whore and I won't let you make me one. If you want to take GPL'ed code that I've contributed to and turn it proprietary - you're walking all over me and treating me like your damned whore. I refuse to be your whore you whiny little idiot.
People's interests should come before business interests.