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Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC's DRM Iplayer windows only

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC's DRM Iplayer windows only
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 01:02:48 +0000
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Tim Dobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> I don't think this thread should be killed simply because the topic is 
> unpopular with some people.   [...]

Again, this misunderstanding.  This thread isn't being killed - it's
being chilled.  For a proper discussion, it needs a bit less heat than
it's getting at the moment.

> I would therefore argue that civilised debate about different Naming 
> Schemes is crucial for Free Software, Open Source, and Linux and 
> GNu+Linux supporters alike, and that attempting to quell such 
> interaction is an dis-service to the Ideology of Free Software, and even 
> Open Source.

Is it really a civilised debate when usually level-headed participants
are slinging personal insults at other subscribers, or trying to fork
the list?  I don't think it is.  I'm reluctant to block the entire
topic completely, but a little reflection should help some posters.

As for Ideology... I never got that ology.  Let's do some practical
things.  If anyone wants, start a topic like: how to convince a Linux
User Group to use a better name.  Maybe Devon+Cornwall might give some
ideas, as I think they added GNU to their name a while after the start.

Hope that explains,
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