Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 03, 2006 11:14 PM
Linus' dislike for RMS is not exactly a secret. I never spoke of "hate", only of "bashing" which, I should have noted, Linus' does in an indirect, usually sly way, like when he calls himself an engineer and RMS a philosopher (implying thereby that RMS is technologically irrelevant or somehow out of touch with realities), his refusal to call the OS "GNU/Linux" because it is "silly", his systematic rejection of everything the FSF or RMS try to promote, etc. It also seems that many NF posters have the same suspicion i.e., that Linus' current rejection of the GPL3 is based on personal reasons.
Anyway - his reasons are not really relevant. We should carefully consider his arguments on their value rather than on their author.