License Committee Report for September 2005

Rick Moen rick at
Fri Sep 9 22:05:01 UTC 2005

Greetings, Ben.

Quoting Ben Tilly (btilly at

> But if you want to actually provide us feedback on what we've done
> then we'd like you to shut up."

Actually, it seemed to amount to:  "Feedback while we're deciding policy 
is welcomed.  By contrast, feedback _after we've moved on_ is considered
merely vexing."

> What is particularly interesting in this case is that nobody KNOWS
> what you've done.

I'd say we have a very good estimate:  It'll be close to Russ Nelson's
2005-03-02 draft, URL just posted.  

Modest suggestion:  Re-read that, have a calming cup of tea, consider
that fruitful communication among intelligent people of goodwill is a
tractable problem, and enjoy your weekend.

Cheers,     "Learning Java has been a slow and tortuous process for me.  Every 
Rick Moen   few minutes, I start screaming 'No, you fools!' and have to go
rick at       read something from _Structure and Interpretation of
            Computer Programs_ to de-stress."   -- The Cube,

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