Subject: Re: OSD#5 needs a patch?
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 09 Oct 2003 14:18:59 -0700

Chuck Swiger <> writes:

> On Thursday, October 9, 2003, at 04:26 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> [ ... ]
> > I'm concerned that this discussion is starting to chase a chimaera:
> > That
> > is, some BSD and ex-NeXT types started blitzing this mailing list with
> > fervent (but mistaken) concerns about the OSI either being or becoming
> > a lobby for the GNU General Public Licence.
> It's easy to refer to people as being of "some type", and to dismiss
> their comments or arguments as not being worthy of consideration
> because of "who they are" rather than "what they say".

That's true.  It's not what Rick did, mind you, but it's a true

> I don't find the experience of having someone claim that I'm "blitzing
> this mailing list" with "chimaerical" arguments because of the
> operating systems I've used to be any more pleasant than I would find
> someone disagreeing with me because of the color of my skin.
> Prejudice isn't one of your prettier failings, Rick.

That's not what Rick did, either.

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