directhex deleted my comments

I had two long running discussions with Microsoft apologist directhex, one about whether mono should be used for new applications and one about whether the BSD license is really more free than the GPL.

We agreed in some terms and disagreed in others but I respected his honesty, I really though he was being honest and seriously wanted to discuss the matters. Then he deleted my comments.

Way to loose my respect directhex, and yes I respected you even tough I thought you suffered a heavy case of double standarism. Now I know exactly what kind of person you are.


Atheist clubs, where?

Where? Chicago Illinois, USA! Sam Harris reports that the Cardinal Francis George reports that Atheist clubs are appearing in high schools.

The spin is that they call us fundamentalist, evangelical and intolerant. Cool! We managed to turn fundamentalist and evangelical into bad words, a few decades ago they'll be proud of calling themselves fundamentalist or evangelicals.

What we are not is intolerant, we are not putting religious messages in your money, we are not forcing you to pledge "under god" nor are we forcing your kids to pray at what ever you think we worship. We just ask for equal treatment and we ask you to get your religion out of the science classroom.


Miguel de Icaza, Microsoft Apologist

You know I read a lot and I mean a lot on MS corruption and the hypocrisy of Microsoft apologists. And I'm not only reading one side, I try to listen to them, resisting the pain, and it's simply clear they are out there just to spread disinformation in a concerted attempt to prop Microsoft and divert attention from the Free Software movement and if they can diss RMS in they process you can bet they'll try.

In the end it wasn't working so they flip floped and now pretend to be a bastion of idealism (sure...) with a new fake open source foundation/corporation.

I'm not making this up, Miguel himself comments that Microsoft actually founded two organizations with the same name, one comercial, one non-profit, both Microsoft Staffed.

Really I can't gather enough energy to recap all I read so I'll just link to this excelent article which condensates the whole matter in a couple pages of text: On Mono, Miguel, Stallman and Fusion with Microsoft