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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 12:13:11 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: tin/1.6.2-20030910 ("Pabbay") (UNIX) (FreeBSD/4.11-RELEASE (i386))

In gnu.misc.discuss Rjack <> wrote:

> Not so tired and tedious that you are refraining from whining in
> reply. If I'm an obsessive crusader, then use your killfile. No one
> is forcing your mouse to click. Why don't you just move to some other
> forum that's a little more comforting to Freetards? Why not Groklaw?
> PJ will zealously shield your eyes from criticism of your precious
> GPL. There will then be balm in the land of GNU.

The existence of kill files isn't a justification for violating Usenet
etiquette.  In particular, spamming (posting the same thing again and
again and again .....) isn't acceptable.

I'm concerned not primarily for my personal comfort (I've a very high
pain threshold on Usenet), but for the health of the newsgroup.  When
things get excessive and boring, people drop out.  One former regular
poster actually emailed me some while ago (whilst moderation was being
talked about) telling me he was dropping out because of the tediously
repeated posts.  In the extreme, if this forum gets duller, you'll end
up having to talk to yourself because nobody else will be bothered any

>> Give it a rest for a few months, will you?

> Just as soon as Freetards abandon their obsession with claims that the
> GPL is an easily understood and enforceable copyright license. Somehow
> Freetards have come to believe the World revolves around their GNU
> religion -- but it doesn't

Why does it bother you so much?  I mean, I look at some of the things
throughout the world that call themselves religion; fanatical cults,
humourless fundamentalists, autocratic theists, that cause a tremendous
amount of unhappiness, way beyond what the FSF could achieve even if its
supporters all grew horns and barbed tails.  Yet I get on with my life
without bothering too much about these so-called "religions".  Why can't
you just let the GPL be, let other people believe what they want about
it?  Just how much skin off your nose is it?

> You have a nice weekend too, Alan.

> Sincerely,
> Rjack :)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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