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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 18:32:14 -0400
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> On 05/15/2015 02:27 PM, Yoni Rabkin wrote:
>> Aaron Wolf <> writes:
>>> Why the incredible desire to use existing source code? Why not use the
>>> wasted time and efforts spent arguing about this reverse engineering
>>> your software and just be done with it. …
>> Because works of personal opinion are different than useful software.
> Not different enough so that the same completely useless statement
> from Terry couldn't be applied identically. If you want to push this
> distinction, you are being intellectually dishonest ... And
> complaining about the arguing is just a complete cop-out.

Calling people intellectually dishonest, telling them that their
statements are "completely useless" and that they are "copping out"
doesn't help anyone understand the issue better and probably just puts
people on the defensive and hurts feelings. There really is no reason or
justification for doing that. Please let's stop attacking people (if you
feel attacked yourself please ask the people doing so to stop so that we
can go back to advancing the issue.)

I don't feel like being attacked; I feel like discussing the subject. So
I'll dropping back out of this conversion at this point. If the tone
changes I may consider joining again.

   "Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice"

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