Re: Inviting questions from SPI

From: Tim Post <tim(dot)post(at)gridnix(dot)org>
To: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>
Cc: spi-private(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, MJ Ray <mjr(at)phonecoop(dot)coop>
Subject: Re: Inviting questions from SPI
Date: 2007-07-14 07:54:57
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On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 10:51 -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 11:13:45AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> > opportunity. Can you give an example of an illegitimate one, please?
> I don't know if others can, but I can. Consider a talk on "open
> source" that argues that some classes of license -- e.g. GNU Copyleft
> -- are dangerous to the American Way and such like, while others --
> e.g. the X Consortium or later BSD -- are business friendly and
> therefore Good and Right. Such a talk might well actually be
> promoted by certain large corporations who, themselves, make such an
> argument. They'd be delighted, of course, to get implicit
> underwriting by SPI or any other FOSS-community supporting groups. I
> believe this sort of sly appropriating of others' message for
> subversive aims is widely employed in the political world. And I
> think it would be illegitimate. (Whether it can be detected is
> another question entirely.)
> A

The solution to this is more talkers, which doesn't fit the case in
point of deciding where only one could benefit.

I think the 'open bank' needs revisiting which is the opposite of this

It seems to be the half that is the cause. We're just discussing the
effect and voting day is getting near :)


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