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Re: [DotGNU]dotgnu community on

From: Marcus
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]dotgnu community on
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 18:25:03 -0500
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I'm surprised that someone who claims to support freedom and openness, at 
least in software, would support a system like Orkut, which by its very 
nature is closed and exclusive. By "closed and exclusive" I refer to Orkut's 
policy that the only way to join is to be invited. People who most need 
friends frequently have none, so they are forever denied the ability to join. 
Society has enough cliques without adding another so explicit one online.

The DotGNU people seem to have a problem with ECMA's exclusively, particularly 
the fact that Mono's developers (e.g. Miguel de Icaza) have been invited to 
be part of ECMA and Microsoft meetings from which DotGNU (e.g. Rhys) have 
been excluded. Given that situation, I find it hypocrticial to have a DotGNU 
community on Orkut.

On Friday 06 February 2004 7:08 pm, Norbert Bollow wrote:
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> _arc (Alberto Carlos) has created a dotgnu "community" on -
> this is a kind of bulletin board system where most users post under
> their real name and make a photo available too.  I like this.
> Any DotGNU'er who would like an invitation to become an orkut member
> is welcome to drop me a quick email (off-list), and I'll "invite"
> you.

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