[Novalug] To Serge ...
varokan at movingsatellites.com
Tue Jul 15 18:37:25 EDT 2008
your original email contradicts what your last email states that
"All I've done is respectfully ask that the wording of the announcement
be changed to be inclusive. Inclusivity, I'd hope, would be one of the
goals of an event, and really, how hard is it to append two words to
The "Please explain ... " and "It's really a shame ..." are strong words where I felt that you have attacked a good member of this group for no apparent reason but for a mistake at best.
I WILL NOT stand for that and will defend my friends ( just as you defend FOSS ).
Besides this I believe you are a good guy just as much as Rich is.
On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 09:18:05PM -0400, Rich Goodwin wrote:
> > Well it is now three weeks to celebrate 17 years of Linux and Open
> > Source!
Please explain to me how you came up with this number.
The Open Source movement was invented in 1998.
By that calculation the "Open Source Movement" is 10 years old.
But the Free Software movement was started in 1984, which would make
it 24 years old.
It's really a shame that you don't want to even mention the work of
those people who work hard to ensure you have a Free operating system.
Serge Wroclawski wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 08:07:04AM -0500, Mike Weaver wrote:
>> Well, if you parse the sentencec closely, it does say "celebrate /17
>> years of Linux /*and* Open Source!"
>> Hence, the celebration is primarily of Linux, with Open Source tossed in
>> as well. 17 years pertains to Linux.
> I stand by my previous assessment. By omitting any mention of the Free
> Software movement in a forum where the situation is quite
> I'm not as forceful when talking to people who don't know the
> situation, but I believe the announcement was, if not purposefully
> inflammatory, then negligently insensitive.
> - Serge
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