On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 04:51:44PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> I believe you've managed to exemplify my point wonderfully.
>> > While I hold no love for Microsoft, this response was completely
> > inappropriate and uncalled for.
>> To reiterate, _had Eric asked me_ my opinion about his draft, before
> sending, I'd have told him:
>> 1. It'd be much better without crude language and imagery.
> 2. While it's true that you personally lead the effort to gain
> big-business acceptance of open source, and did much more than
> anyone else in that department, and though any reasonable
> observer would follow your inference that you've been Microsoft
> Corp.'s worst nightmare in that critical area, it comes across
> as boasting and will draw flamage.
>> But I wouldn't be going around bitching about his post, given that he
> _didn't_ ask me. That would be rude, and would be making bizarre
> assumptions about why my personal opinions were supposedly of interest.
>> That would, in short, be behaving like you -- albeit with much more of a
> civil tongue and reasonable attitude.
I'm pretty sure Braun didnt _ask you_ to comment on his post, certainly
sending it to a mailing list is an invitation to reply, but this is as
valid a forum to express opinions, and comment on other peoples
opinions, as esr chose.
Adding an addendum to point out how you're not being rude doesnt do
anything to mask the fact that you ARE being rude, and hypocritical at
the same time.
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