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Date:      Fri, 02 Jul 1999 23:00:12 -0500
From:      "G. Adam Stanislav" <>
To:        "David Schwartz" <>, <>
Subject:   RE: Shut up and show them the code
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bec4c7$6a0597c0$>
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At 13:13 02-07-1999 -0700, David Schwartz wrote:
>	Sounds to me like he's simply advocating intellectual dishonesty.
>	The thrust of his article is that RMS's rhetoric sounds communistic to
>people, so even if you agree with him, you shouldn't talk about it. You
>should instead pretend that you don't agree. That way you'll bring more
>people into the Open Source movement.

I had to re-read the article, but I do not see that in there. I get the
impression he agrees with RMS on some points but really disagrees on others.

He also wrote it as a reaction to RMS's articles in which RMS clearly
states there are essential differences between his ideas and goals and
those of Open Software. I don't know, but I do not see the intellectual
dishonesty in Eric Raymond's article.

>	This same sort of dishonesty is what disgusted me in the Libertarian

Well, as chairman of Democratic Party in my county, I prefer not to get
into this. :-)

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