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Date:      Fri, 02 Jul 1999 23:00:12 -0500
From:      "G. Adam Stanislav" <zen@buddhist.com>
To:        "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>, <freebsd-chat@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: Shut up and show them the code
Message-ID:  <3.0.6.32.19990702230012.009bf100@mail.bfm.org>
In-Reply-To: <000001bec4c7$6a0597c0$021d85d1@youwant.to>
References:  <3.0.6.32.19990702115124.0099b480@mail.bfm.org>

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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
>movement.

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

Adam
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