My question: he posted his PGP public key, is that enough evidence to try to find and bust him? If I was him, i wouldn't care at all if someone else wanted to claim credit.
Just in case someone else tries to take credit for my work: My PGP public key
Many things changed since you had to "compile and tweak libproffer0.2.3". Today Linux just works, and for me personally it is much easier to use than Windows. So, "My family time is limited and I'd rather be spending it with them" than uninstalling "Antivirus 2000" trojan or Ask.com toolbar.
So true. It has just worked for me for a few years now. Ever since the early pulseaudio disaster. I would add to what you said: being able to buy/build typical cheap PCs at reasonable prices. That are towers.
I understand that some might like OS X and Apple products but they do not make anything equivalent to what I have purchased. For the times that they have come close it is not at prices I was willing to pay. Seriously: even an Ipod was twice the price of the Sansa for the same size/style of player. Is $75 or $150 really a choice for a player that has less audio codec support?
I am just surmising that you meant RMS based on the "other ecosystems" comment? He is a different person than ESR. You know that right? Seriously look it up.
Aside from that little thing... It would be arguable if he has indeed "got more legitimate cred" but arguing with an AC is just not worth it. Raymond's past projects list is nothing to scoff at. To speak contemptibly about the work of Stallman would also be disingenuous merely because he, umm, eats toe jam and is loved madly by the crazies on