http://boycott-boycottnovell.com/index.php?start=15 "Roy Schestowitz has taken extreme umbrage at being compared to the Taliban recently, and attempts to equivalence this with being called a "Nazi" or a "terrorist". While it's understandable that Schestowitz would find the comparison quite uncomfortable, there seem to be some clear points of comparison: * The Taliban is a gang of moralistic thugs, attempting to tell the people of Afghanistan how to conduct their lives * The "Boycott Novell gang is likewise a bunch of moralistic thugs, attempting to tell the people of the open source community how to conduct their lives * The Taliban's demands are driven by their sense of religion, and are out of step with the aspirations and goals of the majority of the Afghan people. * The "Boycott Novell" cabal is driven by a similar sense of "religion" (in this case, the FSF-approved "free the way we tell you" approach) and are equally out of step with the aspirations and goals of the majority of the free software developer and user communities * The Taliban is driven by an ironclad sense of their own certain rectitude, emboldened by the words of their prophet, Mohammed * The "Boycott Novell" gang is similarly driven by an ironclad sense of their own certain rectitude, emboldened by the words of their prophet, Richard Stallman * The Taliban identifies those who disagree with them as "enemies" and attempts to destroy them or drive them out * The "Boycott Novell" regime identifies those who disagree with them as "traitors", "enemies" and "shills" and attempts to destroy their reputations or have them removed from their jobs The list could go on and on. The reason that there's a "Godwin's Law" is not because it's always wrong to compare someone to a Nazi, but because it's too easy and broad-reaching to do so in the vast majority of cases. That doesn't happen to be the situation here: as shown, the comparison is really rather apt. Just as the Taliban wants to turn Afghanistan into a religiously-orthodox, monoculture society, the "Boycott Novell" gang want to turn the open source community into an orthodox monoculture where all will run approved versions of "free software" and nothing but."" http://www.openxtra.co.uk/blog/the-talebanisation-of-software/ ""Great article, and Roy Shestowitz has his panties in a big know about this article, I guess you hit a nerve. Roy is all up in arms, by your reference, but yet he's still happy to follow RMS in claiming Mono developers are "traitors", and he's certainly willing to hurl his own brand of hate speech and bitter bile at anyone who he does not agree with. Boycottnovell, (sure they use Linux that is full of Novell code), is all upset by this post, so that tells me you are SPOT ON with your analysis. Keep up the good work in exposing these crackpots, these Free software terrorists. Well done,, and hopefully Roy the boycottboy will take notice, but I doubt it. He's too busy living in his closed little world of hate."" ""DonArguss says: Ahh oiaohm, you are acting as Roy's guard dog as usual I see, good work, what's Roy's problem? is he scared (as usual) to stand up for himself. Let me guess, Goblin will be next to try to spin this. Trouble is it's impossible to defend the indefensible.. You oiaohm, and Roy and all the other BN TROLLS should just keep to your own little world of hate and/or quietly GO AWAY, AND DONT COME BACK. You are doing more damage to FOSS that Microsoft could ever do, so if you want to destroy something that can be good and really FREE keep going.. The real FOSS community think of you for just what you are, FOSS terrorists. Tried to get anyone fired recently ??? im sure you have.. pathetic.. extreemism. http://emotionalsurvival.com/extremist_groups.htm Interesting read to see just what Roy does to propagate his hate, and to feed his trolls.""