Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 26, 2003 08:13 AM
Many programmers get paid by the FSF to create free software that is intended to benefit everyone.
Yeah, you wish. The FSF does not pay its developers a penny. The FSF is a parasite of the community, claiming ownership over stuff they did not write but where they require contributors to assign copyright to the FSF and to abstain from any rights to the code that this developer wrote himself.
Example: RedHat has a small army of people working on GCC, but the FSF owns *all* the (copy)rights. The FSF does not have a *single* developer working on GCC!!!
Really, there are only two things the FSF did right: They wrote the GPL license family, and they started the whole thing of open source at the scale that we now know (and even that really "just happened" to them and us).
Today, the FSF is a redundant organisation trying to claim credit for things they did not do and owning more software than what they have morally the right to.