Posted by: Anonymous
on August 22, 2007 03:05 AM
The best part is that he says "believes surely attributed..." meaning he has no actual knowledge that they did any such thing. It's pure conjecture on his part, and even makes him out to be a hypocrite, considering his comments regarding the person who started a rumor that he was missing.
I majored in linguistics in college, and one of the most (deservedly) famous linguists in the world is Noam Chomsky. I have tremendous respect for professor Chomsky's achievements in linguistics, but as I cam to know more about him, I realized that he's a complete tool on any subject other than linguistics and no thinking person should give him the time of day. Sadly, people who are very feeling but not at all thinking do so because of his renown as a linguist.
Similarly, I have great respect for RMS's achievements and accomplishments in Free software; without him, Free software and open-source software as we know it today would probably not exist. However, just as with Chomsky, RMS makes a fool of himself when he speaks on any topic other than software. He would be doing himself and everyone else a favor if he would just keep his mouth shut. As the saying goes, "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."