[License-review] CC0 incompliant with OSD on patents, [was: MXM compared to CC0 ]

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Mar 9 18:16:01 UTC 2012

Quoting Karl Fogel (kfogel at red-bean.com):

> Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> writes:
> >> If you would address your comments to arguments rather than people
> >> it would be helpful. Let's not encourage people to do otherwise, OK?
> >
> >Bruce, would you like to borrow a virtual hanky?   Sorry, such public
> >theatrics really aren't impressive.
> >
> >I know you personally, and that was me suggesting you knock off a line
> >of argument that you know has no merit.  And this is me doing it again.
> Oy :-).  Either one of you could simply start ignoring the ad hominem
> portion of the other's mail at any time, and the list would be better
> off for it.
> This list does really good analysis.  It also has a small number of
> people who have a tendency to amplify and draw attention to ad hominem
> comments rather than defuse them.  I can only beg that those people
> consider other tactics for dealing with such comments.

I applaud the sentiment, except I will politely point out that you will
actually find no ad-hominem characteristion whatsoever in what I wrote
that you have quoted above.   I asserted that a particular thing Bruce
said has no merit, that public theatrics are not impressive, and that he
should please knock it off.  

If pointing out that someone has indulged public theatrics is 'ad
hominem', then I am utterly delighted to have somehow warped into a
painfully polite universe exceeding the fondest dreams of Judith Martin.
Please advise if that has happened when I wasn't looking.

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