Yuan Yijun (bbbush) wrote,
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RMS on Jobs

cnbeta 转发了 RMS 关于 Jobs 的话,评分很高。文章地址 157656.htm ,是从 solidot  转来的,所以看那边的评论更好些,地址 11/10/08/0610247.shtml 

RMS 说了这样几段话,地址 2011-jul-oct.html#06_October_2011_(Steve_Jobs)
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.


solidot 文章的最后一句,提到某个 FSF member 不满 RMS 的话,决定单打独斗去也。搜索 Larry Cafiero 可以发现跟 Fedora 颇有关系。他的理由是觉得 RMS 无法代表自由软件社区发言。博客文章大意为“每次他的发言都会带来灾难”。不过他的博客文章引用了其他几篇,却是白痴到死。ZDNet 两篇, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols free-software-founder-richard-m-stallman-is-glad-jobs-is-gone/9707 和 Adrian Kingsley-Hughes richard-m-stallman-on-steve-jobs-im-not-glad-hes-dead-but-im-glad-hes-gone/15275,readwriteweb 一篇 Joe Brockmeier why-fsf-founder-richard-stallm.php。为啥这么说呢?RMS 本来就是说话不讲情面,抓住任何机会推广自由软件理念的,而且他很擅长引起争议。就这几段话,我觉得既中肯,又符合他的风格。

我感谢 Apple 有 iPod Touch,可以运行 Skype,可以拍照发微博,让家人得以天涯若比邻。我也感谢 RMS 的话。他才是对我们大家息息相关的,不像那些商界巨子。大家都在改变世界, RMS 的做法是告诉大家自由的定义,然后用每个事例让大家来思考,就像这几段文字,与其说评论,不如说提问。而商业领袖的做法是依靠精致的产品和营销,他们的悼念,不如说是形象塑造的广告。虽然 Apple 看起来做到了几乎不可能的事情,带来了人类的希望,但是如果没有及时推出 iPhone 5,那就是骂声一片。这些不满意被 RMS 称为 fools 的人,一样被 Jobs 称为 fools;只是 RMS 不屑多说,老板们却还要希望消费者更傻一些。

说到底每个人擅长的领域千差万别,不理解 RMS 的人太多了,但是社会还是要靠他们才能运转。自由并非社会的全部。而商业则是社会本身。RMS 批评 Jobs,跟堂吉诃德有什么分别?再去批评 RMS 的人,不是白痴么。

update: 今天还查了一阵子 Washington 和 Daley 的关系,才知道那座 Daley Plaza 历史极其悠久,工业化的外观这么久没有锈蚀,真是不一般,然后才知道有两个 Daley,还有 the Machine 什么的。现任 Mayor 不是很像第七区特工出身!..
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