Free Software's Smelly Underpants

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It starts with a press release or an announcement from an organization like the Free Software Foundation or the Linux Foundation. It ends with remarks about someone's smelly underpands. The discussion goes something like this . . .

Have you seen the latest press release from the FSF? Crap! Richard Stallman is the Free Software Foundation's own worst enemy. Well, Linus Torvalds is a smart guy but lacks vision. Would you prefer ESR? Eric Raymond is history so why even mention him. Linux is for geeks who never wash and other assorted propeller heads. Only communists. freeloaders, and anarchists think free software is a good thing; it's killing our economy. Hey don't say that about RMS! He''s the frickin' bomb! Oh yeah. What do you mean Linus Torvalds has no vision?! Eric Raymond is the only guy who really explained how FOSS worked. Linux is not just for nerds and I'll have you know I bathe regularly!

And then it goes downhill from there.

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