RMS: Crazy Is As Crazy Rants

I suppose we had it too good. JavaScript hackers of the world lived in relative licensing bliss. Organizations like the Dojo Foundation built and preserved large swaths of high-quality code for anyone to build on, and even the outlier toolkits eventually came in from the cold. The open were even progressing toward even more transparent and community-driven development. Politics, of course, existed, but BSD-licensed code was the norm and Foundations helped guarantee the rights of users.

Alas, no, we’ve been doing it all wrong. Excuse me while I go rinse the taste of situational ethics and lost plots out of my mouth.


  1. Chris Hopcroft
    Posted March 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Oh dear, oh dear. Poor Richard has lost it.

  2. fred
    Posted March 26, 2009 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Don’t get your panties in a twist. RMS has a good point. Dojo has always made its source code available. Because of this, it has provided a path to user modifications. The same cannot be said of Google Docs, or Silverlight or Flash.

    Even Debian accepts Dojo in its Main repo. Stop pouting.