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Re: Release plans

From: Thomas Lord
Subject: Re: Release plans
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 10:11:13 -0700
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20060808)

It's kind of amazing to watch how the defense
of the dynamic loader ban has evolved.

First a philosophically dubious distinction between
individual and community freedom is posited.

Then that questionable distinction is projected onto
people's moral standing:  we are asked to believe that
there are those who care only about individual
freedom, not community, and asked to accept that
those people are just morally wrong.

Then members of the community at hand are
singled out and tarred and feathered as examples
of the miscreants who care not about community
freedom.   In particular, anyone who argues against
the FUD that leads to a dynamic loader ban is now
naive or bad or in some way or is otherwise morally
defective for failing to display proper concern for
"community freedom".

What Bob and others seem to have constructed
here is an argument for the dynamic loader ban
that can be summed up:

 Only bad people argue against the dynamic loader ban.
 Therefore, the ban is a good idea.


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