GPL 3 democracy

November 8th, 2005

everybody loves eric raymond episode 24 strip

You know that you’ve really made it when four southern geeks interview you and publish it in ogg vorbis.

little tshirt
UPDATE: ELER has finally sold out. ELER T-shirts are now on sale. They say “Everybody Loves Eric S. Raymond (except me)” and have a vector drawing of the man himself. Ride the consumer wave over to the ELER shop to buy.
Bruce Schneier with guns for some reason

Bruce Schneier Facts

A few things you probably didn't know about Bruce Schneier. The Bruce Schneier Facts Database.

Knuth is my Homeboy t-shirts

Knuth is my homeboy T-shirts

Available at the ELER Shop. Be the envy of the tiny minority of your friends who know who Donald Knuth is.


  1. Um, it’s “blatant.” Big business may be many things, but it is not a poor speller.

  2. I for one welcome our Slashdot commenteering overlords.

    rfc1855 states:
    “Don’t wander off-topic, don’t ramble and don’t send mail or post messages solely to point out other people’s errors in typing or spelling. These, more than any other behavior, mark you as an immature beginner.”

  3. *ROFL*

    It hits the nail on the top!

    Thank you.

  4. Pudge would have better served himself by mocking Diebold’s spelling. Or maybe i’m just mad because that’s what i was going to do.

  5. I’m not sure I get it… Open Source Initiave has something against GPL?… errr…

  6. Eric Raymond (who is no longer on the OSI board) (and thus whose opinion is merely an opinion) (in other words, what Eric says is not what OSI says) (do I make myself clear??) (where was I?) (oh, yes) has publicly suggested that the GPL is, at this stage of the game, more an expression of insecurity than anything else. If Open Source is such a good thing, we don’t need a cudgel to get people to contribute, and that permissive licenses are sufficient.

  7. “If Open Source is such a good thing, we don’t need a cudgel to get people to contribute, and that permissive licenses are sufficient.”

    Haha, you might say the same thing about corporations and governments. Why is it necessary for them to have the monopoly on cudgels if they are such great things?

    I think I will keep my cudgel for self defense purposes thanks.

  8. That’s odd. Eric’s on in the “board” section (not that I’d ever suggest that OSI is a bit out of touch with reality, or anything)

  9. Hey, I make fun of CmdrTaco’s spelling all the time too. I go in and *fix his spelling myself* often, actually.

    You’re welcome.

  10. fancy slashdotting us pudge? Not that our server could take it, but still.

  11. More like Eric’s a right-wing nut and the GPL is a pure expression of EVIL COMMUNISM.

  12. Like the new cartoon, but what I thought was even funnier is how the ESR on the t-shirts looks remarkably like Hitler. Anyone else notice that?

  13. You’ve got some funny stuff here! keep it coming

  14. board.php fixed, thanks for pointing that out, John.

Leave a Reply

RSS feed | John Leach's blog | New World Odour

Ruby on Rails hosting powered by Brightbox