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> I don't think it's an ad hominem at all

"Beard matted into a bizarre pizza crust flapping off the end of his chin... He waddled... RMS intoned gravely... he turned about on a heel and marched out... with a grad student in tow."

If that's not ad hominem, I'm not sure what is, you scruffy-looking nerf herder. But um, what's even more bizarre is that you're saying it's not ad hominem and then you're taking RMS' side.

P.S. The AGPLv3 is kind of nice; it's the GPLv3 extended to cover web app usage. I asked the FSF about a Lesser AGPLv3 but they said they needed lawyers a.k.a. money.

It's not ad hominem. It's abusive. But ad hominem ≠ abusive.

Ad hominem implies abusive, but abusive does not imply ad hominem. Fair enough. The reason I still think it's ad hominem, is the implication that because RMS is this crusty old weirdo neckbeard legend that doesn't exactly fit in with a bunch of young hip-to-be-nerdy hackathoners, his arguments about Free software (using RMS capitalization) don't fit in with hip and modern web API-using programs. But, of course they do, hence the AGPLv3.

Of course, the implication isn't stated explicitly. Say what you will about that.

It is an implicit ad hominem attack: here comes the unkept weirdo with his weird ideas!

That's essentially part of the legend now, much like Musashi and his alleged lack of personal hygiene :)

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