If you have the IQ of the average freetard and still think the whole free software crusade is about freedom or something, this one is for you: Stallman has declared paid software manuals to be evil.
Since it’s impossible for a manual to have user restrictive features, and since you can’t gain additional knowledge by having access to the PDF/Postscript files (aka “the source” of the manual), what’s his excuse this time? Let’s see: “Paid manuals are hurting the communitah, because we can’t use them for free blah blah blah text text text, and for that reason paid manuals are evil and must be destroyed”.
I particularly liked the sentence: “The authors of the good manuals had written them for O’Reilly Associates, which published them with restrictive terms which exclude them from the free software community”. Yeah, never mind that 300 years of copyright explicitly give ownership of a work to the author and the publisher(s) he/she may have given written permission to publish the work, nooo, all works belong to the communitah, and those authors and publishers are taking them away from the communitah! Also note the gratuitous use of “we” in the article, another common trait of closet communists.
PS: I know, this FUD is a bit old and some other member has already brought it up in some comment/stream post (can’t remember exactly), but I am writing it here in the hope that AdamBeFree will read it, understand that the free software crusade by the FSF is not some fight for freedom but just a few hippies yelling at a police car, and finally decide to get a Mac and get on with his life.