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Introducing RMS-Lint

michael posted more than 9 years ago | from the gnu/rms-lint dept.

GNU is Not Unix 170

Shlomi Fish writes "There's a new tool called RMS-Lint that aims to check and correct documents for their compliance with correspondence rules from Richard Stallman. If you plan on sending RMS an E-mail, you may actually need it."

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sigh (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737856)


GNU/is GNU/this GNU/another GNU/April GNU/Fool's GNU/joke?

Re:sigh (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737923)

I GNU this would come out... But I wouldn't put something GNU like this past him.

Purple-haired moonbabes run LINUX! (-1, Offtopic)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738152)

You just can't take *BSD [quad69.com] seriously when its fronted by losers [umn.edu] like these. Would you buy software from them? I don't think so! You BSD [freebsd.org] groupies need to find some sexy girls like her [geocities.com] ! I mean just look at this girl [framecaplib.com] ! Doesn't she [shadolibrary.org] excite you? I know this little hottie [lapam.mo.it] puts me in need of a cold shower! This guy looks like he is about to cream his pants standing next to such a fox [framecaplib.com] . As you can see, no man can resist this sexy [startrekpics.cc] little minx [startrekpics.cc] . I mean are you telling me you wouldn't like to get your hands on this ass [sixtiescity.com] ?!

With sexy chicks [startrekpics.cc] like the lovely Lt. Gay Ellis [startrekpics.cc] you could have people queuing up to buy open source products. Could you really refuse to buy a copy of Linux [netbsd.org] if she [framecaplib.com] told you to? Come on, you must admit she [framecaplib.com] is better than an overweight deamon [ericharshbarger.org] or a gay looking goat [gnu.org] ! Don't you wish you could get one of these [framecaplib.com] ? Personally I know I would give my right arm to get this close [lapam.mo.it] to such a divine beauty [iwarp.com] !

Join the campaign for more cute [ufoseries.com] open source purple-haired moonbabes [inetres.com] today!

Re:sigh (1)

ajs (35943) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737973)

You insensitive clod! That's:
BSD/Is MIT/this CMU/another IBM/April SCO/Fools GNU/joke?
Please give credit where credit is due!

Re:sigh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738076)

GNYyuck, GNYyuck, GNYyuck! %-)

GPL void, SCO granted summary judgement (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738209)

I'm surprised this headline hasn't been April-foolized yet today here on /.

Google's Job Openings (0, Offtopic)

yoriknme (533275) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738438)

http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html

Where is the lint from? (5, Funny)

ajiva (156759) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737857)

Now is this navel lint or dryer lint? Because you know it does make a difference!

Re:Where is the lint from? (5, Funny)

Pharmboy (216950) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737946)

Now is this navel lint or dryer lint? Because you know it does make a difference!

You know, we really didn't need the visual of RMS's navel lint. God, I gotta go take a shower now.

Re:Where is the lint from? (3, Funny)

chef_raekwon (411401) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738143)

I gotta go take a shower now

this wont be enough. i will be buying a wire brush from the hardware store, and varasol to clean the infection.

Re:Where is the lint from? (4, Funny)

swv3752 (187722) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738161)

Boy, you are sick if you need a cold shower after thinking about that.

Re:Where is the lint from? (4, Funny)

Varka (767489) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738292)

Must... poke... out... mental... eye...

A full 89% of it was retrieved ... (1)

burgburgburg (574866) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737989)

from the lintel.

Where it started is for others to uncover. Personally, I shudder at the thought.

Re:Where is the lint from? (2, Funny)

Branc0 (580914) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737995)

navel or dryer, what matters is that it is GNU!

Re:Where is the lint from? (5, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738181)

Well, when dealing with RMS one must keep one's terms technically straight. After all, that's why we're here in this thread. So if it isn't (lin)en (t)ow it isn't really lint at all. Just one of those modern fiberous residues that call themselves lint.

If you're wearing hemp it's actually "hemt."

Ramie would be "ramt," rather close to "rant", so perhaps a favorite of the man himself.

Nettle (yes, nettle) would be "nett," or perhaps ".Nett(tm)" if it's from your MS employee polo shirt residue. Perhaps that's why they can be so toxically stinging at times.

Is it from your blue jeans? Perhaps it's "dent."

Of course your jeans are actually cotton (although jean was actually wool fustian, go figure) which comes from the Arabic qutn, which would come out to. . . no, I don't think I'll go there.

KFG

I used to work with Richard Stallman (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737869)

He is a very intelligent and interesting person. But in addition to his horrific body odor, he has a real nasty habit of picking his nose in public and eating the booger, This is really disgusting to watch!

Re:I used to work with Richard Stallman (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737892)

Picking your nose and eating it is one of the best ways to stay healthy,
according to a top Austrian doctor.

Innsbruck-based lung specialist Prof Dr Friedrich Bischinger said people who
pick their noses with their fingers were healthy, happier and probably better
in tune with their bodies.

He says society should adopt a new approach to nose-picking and encourage
children to take it up.

Dr Bischinger said: "With the finger you can get to places you just can't
reach with a handkerchief, keeping your nose far cleaner.

"And eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of
strengthening the body's immune system.

"Medically it makes great sense and is a perfectly natural thing to do. In
terms of the immune system the nose is a filter in which a great deal of
bacteria are collected, and when this mixture arrives in the intestines it
works just like a medicine.

"Modern medicine is constantly trying to do the same thing through far more
complicated methods, people who pick their nose and eat it get a natural boost
to their immune system for free."

He pointed out that children happily pick their noses, yet by the time they
have become adults they have stopped under pressure from a society that has
branded it disgusting and anti social.

He said: "I would recommend a new approach where children are encouraged to
pick their nose. It is a completely natural response and medically a good idea
as well."

And he pointed out that if anyone was really worried about what their
neighbour was thinking, they could still enjoy picking their nose in private
if they still wanted to get the benefits it offered.

Wow I always knew RMS was a genius (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737928)

but this confirms it...I myself just had my first taste and it was not too bad...I feel a little nauseous but I can feel the benefits tom my immune system already...now for that the stares of my co-workers that is problematic

Re:Wow I always knew RMS was a genius (1)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738420)

You'd better watch out for the side-effects. This might hurt your chances of increasing your IQ. [ananova.com]

Check out the photo of Dr Friedrich Bischinger (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737963)

http://www.arztverzeichnis.at/drbischingerfriedric h/

no wonder he has such a wacked out theory just check out that ugly face

Wash your hands first! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738079)

You can get nasty scabs and infections from the germs on your fingers. This is the dangerous part about picking your nose--the non-airborne germs you shove in there while you're digging for gold. So wash your hands first.

mmm, chewy.

Re:I used to work with Richard Stallman (0, Redundant)

God! Awful 2 (631283) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738206)

Hmmm... informative. Are April Fool's moderations subject to meta-moderation on days other than today?

-a

boogers are tasty (0, Offtopic)

kronak (723456) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737921)

boogers are tasty

Ye gads (0)

idiotnot (302133) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737870)

Slashdotted after two comments!

FP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737872)

W00t!

Hmmmm (2, Insightful)

IdleTime (561841) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737873)

Let me see RMS-Lint and 04/01..... Ok... ummm... yes... I see what they are trying to accomplish here...

the tool hangs (5, Funny)

gtrubetskoy (734033) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737874)

I tried it, but it seems to hang in an infinite loop when processing the word GNU.

You forgot the GNU! (5, Funny)

Pranjal (624521) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737875)

It should have been GNU/RMS Lint. So we know it's a fake. Nice try sucker!

April's fool. (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737878)

Nice try Mr Fool.

What a waste (0, Flamebait)

kronak (723456) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737879)

Lint is a waste of time, which makes Stallman's Lint a really really big waste of time. I mean, the guy is still endorsing Dennis Kucinich!

Re:What a waste (1)

xxdinkxx (560434) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738172)

Lint is a waste of time, which makes Stallman's Lint a really really big waste of time. I mean, the guy is still endorsing Dennis Kucinich!

I am all for the rms jokes, but whats wrong with
endorsing Dennis Kucinich? Some people happen to want bush out of office just as bad as the next people, but don't want to replace a republican with a democratic version of the same. and nader is even less of a viable option. Atleast kucinich still has a chance as influencing the party's stance on the issues... even if he has little chance at beating kerry.

Re:What a waste (1)

gfxguy (98788) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738260)

Do the April fools day jokes never end??? Good one, xxdinkxx!

Think that's bad? (4, Funny)

ajs (35943) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737881)

Just wait for SCO-IPLint... *shudder*

Re:Think that's bad? (1)

kronak (723456) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737901)

SCO is the reason we should be allowed to take someone out back and beat them over the head with a shovel.

Re:Think that's bad? (3, Insightful)

ajs (35943) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737938)

SCO is the very best mirror in which to look if you wish to know what the open source community will look like at its worst. The flaming, hatred and threats are all characteristics that we're not too proud of, but SCO makes us face our demons and admit that we too are no angels.

The number of ways in which the SCO situation is actually good for the open source community are kind of scary.

Re:Think that's bad? (1)

kronak (723456) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738003)

I remember when I was in college, there was this kid in one of my physics classes who thought he was smarter than the professor. He always tried to point things out, and every time, I (the TA) had the wonderful priviledge of making him look like an ass. This is what I wish on SCO, if you know what I mean.

Full List of April Fools Web Sites (5, Informative)

Urgo (28400) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737883)

For a full updated list of sites pulling april fools jokes see here [urgo.org]

Some of the latest enteries:
livejournal.com [livejournal.com] - on userinfo pages, "Friend"/"Friend Of" -> "Stalking"/"Stalked By"
www.gpf-comics.com [gpf-comics.com] - Comic mirrored.
smh.com.au [smh.com.au] - Yum-cha trolleys with "L" plates
www.clutchfans.com [clutchfans.com] - Patrick Ewing returning to NBA
www.freeciv.org [freeciv.org] - Freeciv ANSI client
www.rav4world.com [rav4world.com] - Closed? Should have announced that TOMORROW!
www.retrocrush.com [retrocrush.com] - Nude pics of Jaclyn Smith
westcoaster.net [westcoaster.net] - Roller coaster site turned into teen girl site
www.meowpawjects.com [meowpawjects.com] - Sock people forced webmaster to take website down.
miceage.com [miceage.com] - Disney merges with Walmart
www.badgerbadgerbadger.com [badgerbadgerbadger.com] - Badgers replaces with zombies
skepdic.com [skepdic.com] - Skeptic's Dictionary closing
fool.com [fool.com] - Buffett buys Krispy Cream
launch.com [launch.com] - Britney Spears & Jason Alexander To Renew Wedding Vows
MetaFilter.com [metafilter.com] - Turned in to a Wiki for the day
www.ddrkc.com [ddrkc.com] - owner sold site to a user that is unpopular
brownpau.com [brownpau.com] - March for Web Standards
www.beyondunreal.com [beyondunreal.com] - ut2k4 production suspended
globetechnology.com [globetechnology.com] - Microsoft Solitaire
www.modernwiccan.com [modernwiccan.com] - Randomized Color Scheme
bbs.fuckedcompany.com [fuckedcompany.com] - Site shutting down
www.diary-x.com [diary-x.com] - looks like diaryland!
theprp.com [theprp.com] - Music site to "Previously Ridden Ponies"
mpx200.org [mpx200.org] - Pocket PC with 2Gb system memory/Smart Drunk Pocket PC application
www.macosxhints.com [macosxhints.com] - triple G5 Powermacs
www.slyfx.com [slyfx.com] - AOL buys slyfx
palminfocenter.com [palminfocenter.com] - Palms for toddlers.
www.carniola.org [carniola.org] - fake news story
eikenes.alvestrand.no [alvestrand.no] - Considering porn spam to be in a separate dialect to everything else
defunctgames.com [defunctgames.com] - Pimps At Sea fox xbox

Re:Full List of April Fools Web Sites (1)

Tin Foil Hat (705308) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738004)

Even The Register [theregister.co.uk] is getting one over.

Re:Full List of April Fools Web Sites (1)

EulerX07 (314098) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738025)

Try also the Rage 3D site [rage3d.com] .

It's usually a site with boards for ATI users, but this morning I got there and was like "WTF? Did they sell out to some bogus company?".

Re:Full List of April Fools Web Sites (2, Interesting)

RickHunter (103108) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738030)

http://www.userfriendly.org/ - SCO joke, parodying Illiad's usual April Fool's joke.

and homestarrunner.com... (2, Informative)

VValdo (10446) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738095)

...is pulling a prank [homestarrunner.com] . (Be sure to try thoraxcorp's site too.)

W

and freshmeat.net... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738200)

All project descriptions are ROT-13 encoded.

Re:Full List of April Fools Web Sites (1)

cscx (541332) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738221)

Fark.com [fark.com] and TotalFark [totalfark.com] are running about 10 different pranks, all randomized. Try refreshing the front page for a few minutes... it rotates through about 5 different pages, only one of which is the real one. h4x0r3d by gu1n3a p1g5! R0FL0L!!!111!

They also have a regex changing random people's comments into different dialects like pig latin, redneck.

There is also a random quote generator attached to some people's messages.

Mathforge.net (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738328)

has a funny article...

Need the opposite. (1)

Paul Neubauer (86753) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737888)

Wouldn't the opposite of this be more in line typical *lint programs or scripts? That way it would remove the unneeded extra GNU/ prefixes resulting in more efficient use of resources.

Get -1 troll in 5 easy steps (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737890)

1) Go to rate my poo [ratemypoo.com] 2) Find an interesting poo 3) Set as wall paper on somebody's desktop (like your brother's or boss's 4) ???? 5) -1, troll.

Project Leader "Shlomi Fish" (0, Flamebait)

bc90021 (43730) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737891)

Hhhmmm... "Lint" introduced by a guy named "Fish". Something tells me that even though it's 04/01, I'm still staying as far away as possible. ;)

RMS-limit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737896)

First I read it as "RMS-limit".

Root-mean-square-limit what?

Richard-M-Stallman-limit made a little more sense, but still...

GNU/FP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737899)

[nt]

Damn... I was hoping... (3, Funny)

FroMan (111520) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737904)

I was hoping this would be a new product at thinkgeek!

GNU/RMS-Belly-Button-Lint

fuck off (4, Interesting)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737905)

christ slashdot sucks on april fools day.

How about doing something original, like weirdo moderation ("insightful" becomes "no shit", interesting becomes "word up", etc). or announce that slashdot will now be requiring all posters to subscribe in order to post comments, or "Kathleen Fent, please divorce rob and marry me!" posted by Hemos.

Re:fuck off (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737917)

My favourite joke would be that the e-mail address and IP of every downmodded poster would become public.

Damn trolls.

Re:fuck off (0, Flamebait)

iso (87585) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738103)

Agreed. I hate this place when the geeks think they're being funny. Slashdot became much more readable when I started assigning a -3 moderation to anything moderated as "Funny" (check the prefs -- great feature). Unfortunately the same trick doesn't work for the front page.

In the meantime, here are some other good tech/news sites to check out while Slashdot is useless:

Enjoy!

Re:fuck off (0, Offtopic)

Troed (102527) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738192)

I'm only at "-2 Funny" myself, but yes, that needs to be the new default to make Slashdot really readable.

Re:fuck off (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738288)

Last time I checked Kuro5hin, it was full of nothing but neo-con nutjobs and anti-everything trolls making one-line posts.

Indeed! (1)

yoshi_mon (172895) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738444)

Last time I checked Kuro5hin, it was full of nothing but neo-con nutjobs and anti-everything trolls making one-line posts.

Reading K5 is like pulling teeth. There is no threshold setting so there is no real reason to moderate. (Other than the new feature of trying to "hide" a comment which takes so many mods to do I'm not even sure why they bother and then you get the fun of watching the flame wars start over it right there in the same thread.)

I still hit K5 every now and then to see what makes it to the front page but trying to read the threads becomes old real quick.

Re:fuck off (1)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738426)

+1 Insightful on that mod rating. It's easy to forget that a lot of posters on this site are the science club nerds that you took great pleasure in pounding on in school.

Re:fuck off (1)

Leme (303299) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738167)

Agreed. 1 or 2 April Fool stories is enough, but I imagine the editors enjoy beating a dead horse all day long.

hm (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738187)

one year they did ban anonymous posting for april fool's. that was fun.

you're right, though, oddly enough slashdot isn't nearly weird enough on april fool's. the stories can't be the whole picture.

Re:fuck off (1)

Mordaximus (566304) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738211)

And while we're at it, an 'April 1st karma whore' story or poll, where everyone can post their gripes about April 1st stories. I don't know which is more annoying, the lame stories, or those who feel the need to point out that it's {April 1st|Slashdot Sucks on April 1st|$poster Sucks on April 1st}in _every_ damn story.

It happens every damn year : so either get used to it or don't bother visiting today. Let them have their fun, let those who want to play along have their fun and if you have ideas, why not send them in BEFORE april 1st. In the meantime, look at it as a day where you can be productive instead of reading /. all day.

Wait a minute.. (1)

TechnologyX (743745) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737911)

Since it is April Fools Day, why don't we have any SCO stories?

Re:Wait a minute.. (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737934)

Since it is April Fools Day, why don't we have any SCO stories?

They are fools all year; not just a single day.

Re:Wait a minute.. (1)

druske (550305) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738014)

Since it is April Fools Day, why don't we have any SCO stories?
April Fools day on /. is when there isn't a story on SCO. That, or maybe it'd just be redundant.

Oh well, Happy April Darl's Day anyway!

Re:Wait a minute.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738156)

How could you even distinguish between a real SCO story and an April Fools SCO story anyway? They'd both be unbelievable jokes. I think it's best they don't post any SCO news today.

Re:Wait a minute.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738169)

Since it is April Fools Day, why don't we have any SCO stories?

Your wish [technewsworld.com] is my command.

Re:Wait a minute.. (1)

Weird O'Puns (749505) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738311)

Here [lkml.org] you go

/. ed (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737912)

Problem in Database Connection

This Website is powered by PostNuke

Although this site is running the PostNuke software
it has no other connection to the PostNuke Developers.
Please refrain from sending messages about this site or its content
to the PostNuke team, the end will result in an ignored e-mail.

Important Question (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737915)

But does it run on GNU/Linux?

A little too much today?? (1, Insightful)

Stu Catz (728228) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737924)

what are the next stories going to be about "Netcraft confirms it, BSD is dying!" or "Stephen King dead at 54", come on people this is getting a little out of hand

Re:A little too much today?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737945)

It's not getting out of hand.

Why can't people remember last year's 1st April when ALL articles were bogus.

Re:A little too much today?? (5, Funny)

Stitch_626 (744380) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738083)

In other news...

Netcrafts' new CEO, Stephen King, announced that BSD is dying; shortly before he died at the age of 54.

He will be missed.

not any different than last year (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738119)

There were a bunch of whiney little bitches crying about it last year too. Some things never change.

stallman gives open source a bad name (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737935)


if this is the person we are talkin about [ethlife.ethz.ch]

does he work at a homeless shelter ? smoke weed ?

Only RMS? (3, Funny)

MrIrwin (761231) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737941)

I would like to see lint options for average values as well as RMS.....not to mention Peak Music Power.

I know Lint is Flammable... (1)

dperkins (63220) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737951)

So I'm just curious to see what would happen if I sent a flame mail to RMS using GNU/RMS-Lint. Could it possibly cause a spontaneous combustion reaction?

Reality distortion field.... this must be said (3, Funny)

DJDaveET (129429) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737956)

I feel this must be said -- we already have rules of correspondence. They are called grammar, spelling, and etiquette.

I find we have reached a bit of a level of absurdity when an individual has created their own rules by which they can be corresponded with.

I would hope that if you can assemble a correct sentence, put your thoughts in writing well, be polite, and spell things correctly, you could always expect a response from anyone via e-mail.

Sorry, I had to do it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738126)

You're new here, aren't you?

Loser (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738130)

Damn, dude, how long they been doing these stupid april fools jokes, and you still haven't gotten it?

GNU/Reality Distortion Field (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738228)

you speak the GNU/Truth, GNU/Grasshopper!

First, RMS has to pass the /.-Lint (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737961)

But how to please a crowd that do not empathize him?

APRIL FOOLS (1)

rgm3 (530335) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737966)

HA HA. Site slashdotted! You can't click the link! April Fools.

Hey, Michael! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8737987)

http://www.sethf.com/freespeech/censorware/project /bennett.php

Not laughing so hard now, are we?

An actually interesting article. (0, Offtopic)

mumblestheclown (569987) | more than 9 years ago | (#8737994)

This submission of mine just got rejected:
Forbes on Linux and RedHat [forbes.com]
So rather than wasting your time on silly april fools' articles, how about you read that one that actually brings up serious issues that the OSS community needs to discuss and figure out how to deal with?

if you must, mod me down. i have the karma. but it is an interesting article and it isn't going to be discussed here any other way.

Re:An actually interesting article. (1)

Luyseyal (3154) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738183)

As I understand it, you can still buy just one copy of RedHat Enterprise and install it on a zillion machines -- just don't expect zillion-machine level support for one lousy copy.

No?
-l

Re:An actually interesting article. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738303)

you obviousally dont understand it.

their License says otherwise. and you must givethem the right to inspect your facilities at any time.

if you have support for ONE machine you MUST have support for ALL machines. and support is required to have the distro.

fark em... Mandrake is 100 times better already, and they dont screw the people that made them what they are today...

And the best joke about it was... (1)

BassKnight (525986) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738029)

the site has just been slashdotted. It looks like slashdotters are somewhat playful today.

I don't send email to RMS... (1)

b12arr0 (3064) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738045)

I send them to postmaster@gnu.org. He gets those by default anyways!!!

(1 April == Public Holiday for Geeks)? (1)

toesate (652111) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738056)

Only funs allowed.

Serious discussion strictly forbidden!

Proof of AF (1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738070)

"If you plan on sending RMS an E-mail, you may actually need it."
Nobody wants to send RMS and email. Well mabey to flame.

Canadian file sharing the only good joke this year (1)

amyhughes (569088) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738109)

At least the Canadian legal file sharing story was a good read, though coming a day early I'd call it cheating. Is that going to be the only good joke this year?

Amy

Re:Canadian file sharing the only good joke this y (1)

endrek (547737) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738215)

Not sure which story you're talking about?
If it's that we up here in canada can contiune to share files unsued, than thats true :)

Still Waiting for Obligatory SCO April Fools Joke (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738116)

EOM

April Fools? (3, Funny)

joeytsai (49613) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738122)

Actually, there is a strangely similar package [debian.org] in Debian.

Stop it!!!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738157)

It's nearly Friday for fucks sake. Give it a rest with your lame-ass "jokes". Every year it's the same. At least put some thought into it. You can tell from the fucking Headline that it's bullshit. I mean christ almighty, make up a story that keeps people guessing for more than a nanosecond.

That gives me an idea! (1)

mnemotronic (586021) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738165)

next unless /check enclosed/i or /goats\.ex/i ;

Yay (4, Funny)

broothal (186066) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738168)

Darn - for a minute there I thought it read PMS limit . I'd sure like such a tool. Especially in...(counting)... 8 days.

What Have We Learned (3, Funny)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 9 years ago | (#8738194)

What have we learned today kids? If you are going to make some lame April Fool's Day joke on your website and submit it to Slashdot USE A FUCKING STATIC PAGE.

-Peter

the author fomrery known as Richard Stallman, 'rms (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738247)

Troll me if you must, but is anyone else getting tired of Stallman's total unwillingness to listen to another approach, and his obnoxious "you just changed the question" argumenative style? He may be right about software patents, but I doubt you can find someone whose mind he's changed. Kinda like the Rush Limbaugh of the software world.

and yeah the story's a joke, but it doesn't mean we can't use the opportunity to make fun of "RMS" cause richard stallman was too complex a name for us to deal with

good guy to write to (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#8738433)

you always get an honest answer.

definitely a hero for our times, when we so desperately need some.
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