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Re: [OT] Netiquette (was: Re: asm-mode patch to allow per-file comment c

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [OT] Netiquette (was: Re: asm-mode patch to allow per-file comment character setting from file locals)
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 06:30:12 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Alastair Houghton <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 20:27:27 +0100
> > All the rest of us, including, but not limited to, those with gnu.org
> > addresses, are also volunteers, answering questions and helping
> > maintain Emacs on their own free time.  So the politeness and good
> > manners are equally reasonably expected on both sides.
> If you can find an instance where I haven't been polite, then I will  
> happily apologise for it.

Your reaction to David's response strikes me as impolite, because it
interpreted a perfectly technical response as having a non-technical
agenda, and pounced on him.

> >> If it was not a gnu.org address, that's different because you don't
> >> have any control over them and they don't represent the FSF.
> >
> > People with gnu.org address don't represent the FSF in any way, they
> > just happen to have accounts on gnu.org machines because they do work
> > for the GNU project.
> People with gnu.org addresses represent the FSF every time they use  
> that address, in the same sense that people wearing a uniform  
> represent the organisation to which the uniform belongs.

You are wrong, and your analogy is wrong.

> Anyway, to be clear, I'm really not interested in debating this

Well, you started it to begin with.

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