Sunday, October 9, 2011

RMS on the "Jailer" steve jobs

RMS wrote on his personal blog thus "Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed to sever fools from their freedom, has died.

As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington said of the corrupt former Mayor Daley, "I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone." Nobody deserves to have to die - not Jobs, not Mr. Bill, not even people guilty of bigger evils than theirs. But we all deserve the end of Jobs' malign influence on people's computing.

Unfortunately, that influence continues despite his absence. We can only hope his successors, as they attempt to carry on his legacy, will be less effective."

Now, Let us study what the hue and cry is about this posting.

The first sentence

Is just perfect. It just sums up jobs's entire lifetime of work. "Jail made cool" tells us about the way steve used the fantastic engineers at work in his company. I believe the engineers were first making a product with a positive outing. But later or along during its development the marketing genius put his stamp on all the products, by locking out the users and spreading "individualism" among the "status" friendly computing newbies. He made it such a way that a person who knew nothing about computing would look cool with his device. In fact he "told" people what is cool. After all this I heard RMS was anti-social. LOL

"I am glad he's gone" tells too many things. The same line would be apt if steve had completely retired from his influence on the way computing devices are designed. But that, was never going to happen. Because the brand which apple had built over the years was not "apple" but "Jobs". In fact, this is the right time for RMS to be harsh on him. This would definitely bring about the truth about the marketing genius. I for one, am sure that this conversations b/w "fools who dont know what is freedom" and people who live and swear by freedom. People buy jailed devices if they themselves like to stay in a prison designed by picassa and of course marketed by steve.

"But we all deserve the end of Jobs' malign influence on people's computing"

I think there is no need to elaborate on this statement. Anybody requiring clarification can head to and or use any of the GNU/Linux distros to "feel" it.

So, There is nothing wrong in RMS's post. He is completely sane and the post is carefully worded. As for the last sentence can Apple change the way ios5 will be distributed. Will it be under GNU GPL v3 or at a minimal, any "open source" license(That, would not be acceptable to RMS but .... let it start here). Naa ....................

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Nobody can deter me away from "free as in freedom" concept seeded by Sri RMS. See to it that u dont make fun of my belief. If u think otherwise, no need to comment.