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Re: A GNU “social contract”?

From: Brandon Invergo
Subject: Re: A GNU “social contract”?
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 09:42:22 +0000
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Jean Louis writes:

> "Social contract" has etymology coming from France,

Given that language evolves and contemporary connotation can differ
significantly from the original meaning, no argument can be won through
weaponized etymology.  It's more important to understand the intent of
the speaker than to try to force an archaic meaning on their words.  The
former progresses the discussion, the latter diverts it.

Anyway, you've already made exactly the same argument to exactly the
same people not too long ago, so I'm sure they remember it.


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