[SASAG] Proprietary Formats on Public Mailing Lists -- Was: Re: System Admin Job opportunity

Russell Brunelle russell at flyingcroc.net
Mon Sep 3 19:29:58 PDT 2007


> I will now go back to my relentless search for your name in the
> history of computing being written as we speak.

FWIW, I disagree that only famous people should have the right to
criticize other famous people, which appears to be the basic premise
behind comments such as the above.

If a well-known leader in the open source movement takes extreme
positions, publicly obsesses on whether Linux should instead be called
"GNU/Linux" to a frankly embarassing degree, or in general does not always
choose to comport himself in a professional manner in professional
circumstances, then I feel any user of open source software has a right to
criticize that behavior, whether or not they enjoy the same level of name
recognition.

I'll pause to note that nobody on this list enjoys the same level of name
recognition as Bill Gates, but I've yet to hear a similar argument against
criticizing HIS behavior merely on that basis.

Same thing, as far as I can tell.

Russell



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