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Re: [News] Richard Stallman Protects MySQL from Oracle

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: [News] Richard Stallman Protects MySQL from Oracle
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 19:14:54 +0200

Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> I've got things to do, a life to get on with, and a discussion about words,

You didn't sound like a guy having things to do, a life to get on with,
when you posted

PJ, please stop feeding the troll 

Authored by: AMackenzie on Tuesday, September 22 2009 @ 02:11 PM EDT 


Why do you keep quoting Alex Terekhov as though he were some sort of

(That's both a straight and a rhetorical question).

That poster is a plain troll and a spammer; intelligent, devious,
abusive, foul-mouthed, patronising, and allround thoroughly 
objectionable. Together with several anonymous posters, he has 
destroyed the gnu-misc-discuss mailing list. The archive of the 
mailing list is at

Not so long ago, this list was vibrant and interesting, with 
discussions over a broad range of subjects, and its loss is a 
loss indeed.

Whilst the validity and bounds of the GPL are certainly on topic for
gnu-misc-discuss, these posters started foghorning it on the list,
perhaps two or three years ago. The plain nastiness caused bona-fide 
posters to unsubscribe, and the list is now dead. Perhaps that was 
the intention. Arguments that they are fouling up somebody else's 
patch and trespassing on FSF resources are ignored, as are other 
appeals to decency.

When the FSF created the mailing list it also created a usenet 
gateway to it, but mistakenly decided not to make the corresponding 
newsgroup moderated. Those were the early days of forums, and the 
people setting them up naively assumed that other posters would be, 
in the main, convivial and decent. It is through Usenet that these 
posters post.

PJ, every time you mention Terekhov as though he were in some way
important, you'll be sending him a gratifying tingle, encouraging 
him to carry on with his spamming and trolling. This is most 
galling to those of us who have expended countless hours 
neutralising his FUD and trying to save the gnu-misc-discuss

Please, don't feed the trolls. Not even this one.

What happened that you've changed, Alan?


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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