[License-discuss] Language, appropriateness, and ideas
carter at qosient.com
Fri Feb 28 13:40:24 UTC 2020
I apologize for stepping into this thread, but we all get the point, so I hope we can move on. With each volley of email, each well meaning thread, or statement of support or disagreement, will eventually deteriorate into the same level of discourse.
I do like the Talking Heads lyric of “say something once, why say it again”. I find it to be a good guide.
And with that, I still like the email list and will remain, alert and interested.
> On Feb 27, 2020, at 1:01 PM, Josh Berkus <josh at berkus.org> wrote:
> On 2/27/20 6:35 AM, Russell McOrmond wrote:
>> Some might even suggest he is being de-platformed by being blocked from
>> expressing personal political views. I'm not suggesting this, as I'm
>> advocating strongly that those who wish to use software and software
>> licenses to discriminate be invited (strongly if required) to go
>> elsewhere than the OSI mailing lists. I don't consider it
>> de-platforming to ask people (and enforce is necessary) to leave the
>> list who want to continuously try to get permission to route-around the
>> non-discriminatory goals of the OSD so that they can discriminate.
> To paraphrase the above: "It's only deplatforming if it's me or my
> friends. If it's someone I don't agree with, they're just whining."
> Free speech is not your exclusive right, Russell. Nor ESRs, no matter
> how much you seem to think so. If you want a "safe space" where only
> people you agree with can speak, it's cheap and easy to create your own
> mailing list, and I wish you the joy of it.
> Josh Berkus
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