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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 22:37:29 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:46:40PM -0400, Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Rjack wrote:
>> The authors are relenquishing their rights within contractual
>> privity a concept which I know totally evades your understanding.
> Wikipedia to the rescue!
>     <>
>     The doctrine of privity in contract law provides that a contract
>     cannot confer rights or impose obligations arising under it on
>     any person or agent except the parties to it.
> OK, so? What does this have to do with relinquishing rights?
>     <>
>     the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive
>     rights to do and to authorize any of the following
> See? A rights holder has the exclusive right "to do" and
> "to authorize". Exercising the right "to authorize" is in
> no way a relinquishing of any right.

You know,

There's only so much skill fine tuning you can do when you fight dolls.

Rjack, Therekov, amicus something, and all those trolls will NEVER see
this or that. Their sole purpose is to make people loose time answering
them and to polute mailing lists.

They're paid for it.

There's only one solution for this kind of people:
 1. ignore
 2. zero tolerance

It's not a contradiction, the solution requires both.

In 1, you just have to gain a little more shielding, you're getting
affected by the line noise. Instead of increasing the strength don't add
up to the interference.

In 2, you can do lots of things: flag them as astroturfers, trolls,
whatever, or outright shut them up. I go for the flag as soon as the
typical signals are caught: either direct evidence, or a defiance of
logic that can only be explained with the arduous intentionality of
someone who's paid to do that.

As for me, I haven't read a single thread of interest in gnu misc
discuss for many years. Even those that could be interesting are quickly
polluted by the trolls.

I'm seriously tempted to just give this list away, but I'm still
(naively?) hoping the list admins would do anything, but I suspect even
they are long gone.


All Hail Discordia!
Today is Sweetmorn, the 13th day of Discord in the YOLD 3175
+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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