Raymond, climate

Theo Schmidt theo.schmidt at wilhelmtux.ch
Thu Dec 3 21:10:54 UTC 2009

Carsten Agger schrieb:
> Just an observation: While the "Open Source Initiative" may have failed,
> I did appreciate some aspects of "The Cathedral and the Bazaar".
> In that respect, it's sad to see Eric Raymond make a complete and utter
> fool of himself in the alleged "climate conspiracy":

I gather he's also a gun enthusiast. Just because someone was once a Linux 
advocate doesn't make necessarly make this person correct or in agreement in all 
things. If I give a star for people who use free software or Linux, who cycle, 
and who actively use solar or wind energy, a lot of my friends have one or two 
stars, but none have all! ;-)

However one would expect some correlation between environmental views and 
embracement of free software in spite of the Eric Raymonds of this world. And of 
course there are people who rebell against everything. They use Linux because 
90%+ use something else, they are climate and evolution sceptics because 90%+ 
scientists aren't, etc.

Theo Schmidt

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