"Nonfree games" means games that you can't modify the source and compile yourself.
It's really stupid to hold games to that standard because who honestly cares that much about games.
The suggestion is that anything that isn't open is bad for Linux. As long as people hold this belief Linux is never going to be a mainstream OS. Opensource and free software is great but people being paid do things a hell of a lot better, commercial closed source software and open source free software can co-exist on Linux happily.
I support opensource software but that doesn't stop me buying software or games, it shouldn't stop anyone. His great idea that the entire world will eventually use free software is insane and will never happen.
he's talking about open-source. you know, like that thing GNU is about?
you know, it's in the fucking OP?
what's up with this guy
he's talking about windows and steam like they're cancer and only wearing the tinfoil hat of linux will keep it from growing on you
Labelling Steam as spyware was more of an opinion or ad hominem than actual behavior
I support free and open source software as much as the next guy but I can't help but feel like Richard Stallman is a parody of himself.
Steam stole the contents of my wallet :(
This guy uses the word "freedom" a lot, it's kinda off-putting, like listening to an American politician speak.
Oh, and I like how the word 'content' apparently automatically means its only purpose is for money rather than, you know, actual content.
I can get behind the various entries on free software and the confusion around it but there is absolutely no way in hell you're gonna convince me this guy uses neutral language.
Everybody uses the word Kleenex to say tissue, and nobody gets their panties up in a bunch over it. (Maybe the folks at Puffs do)
take that GNUtcases
(the 7 is just a bullshit section number I made up)
Even Stallman's own Free Software Foundation supports the idea of selling free software:
The definition of free software is that it is free as in "freedom" not free as in "free beer". The issue, then, with Steam is that it uses DRM, as unobtrusive as the vast majority of us find it to be.Wikipedia posted:
Pretty clear who the people are on the forum that literally play no PC games at all, except elderscrolls
Why is he always wearing a red polo shirt? Or has he been wearing the same shirt for the past 30 years?
While stallman stands for a arguably good cause (i.e. the whole 'free as in freedom' schtick and companies not abusing users through software), he's a bit too extreme for my tastes. he gets a 8/10 for effort, but minus several billion for good thinking.
EDIT: I use both open-source and closed-source OSes and software on a daily basis. What now, huh?
tbh a lot of the foss foundation is a bit mental.
this is what happens when you mix being a cult leader with a deontological ethical system
/g/ is going to love this.
If you think about it, it makes sense. He's not trying to stop it, simply trying to get people to stop TALKING about it, which is not that crazy.