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Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC's DRM Iplayer windows only

From: Tim Dobson
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC's DRM Iplayer windows only
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 20:01:14 +0000
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MJ Ray wrote:
Anyway, please finish this subthread (there will be a slight delay on
posts to it from now on) and direct the discussion towards the
"Growing FSFE" one.  We all know the views on GNU+Linux - unless
you've a killer unknown argument or link, please don't take the list
around in circles.

I'm sorry I have to agree with nslater here.
I don't think this thread should be killed simply because the topic is unpopular with some people. I think it is damaging for the list to make decisions in these sort of circumstances. The same decision was made on the ManLUG mailing list and about half the active participants forked, Ultimately not a good thing for the list, despite it perhaps seeming to be in the short term.

The whole point of a discussion list is to discuss and IMHO I think that is crucial to working towards a greater understanding between those who call it "Linux" and those who call it "GNU/Linux or GNU+Linux). I believe this co-operation is necessary for greater co-operation within Software developing in the greater Free Software Community.

I would therefore argue that civilised debate about different Naming Schemes is crucial for Free Software, Open Source, and Linux and GNu+Linux supporters alike, and that attempting to quell such interaction is an dis-service to the Ideology of Free Software, and even Open Source.

If each of us have one object, and we exchange them, then each of us
still has one object.
If each of us have one idea, and we exchange them, then each of us now
has two ideas.   -  George Bernard Shaw

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