Subject: Re: Do We Need a New Evangelist
From: Ben Laurie <>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 21:40:47 +0100

Russell Nelson wrote:
> Ben Laurie writes:
>  > My concern is that this board seems to be self-appointed, and has its
>  > own criteria which are sufficiently vague that it isn't clear to me what
>  > they are. I appear to be being asked to support them without them being
>  > asked to be accountable to me.
> Depends on what you think the Open Source Initiative is for.  Are we
> leading?  Or following from in front?  Or just to manage the Open
> Source mark?
> If you're supposed to be following us, then yes, we're not very
> democratic.  If we're supposed to be in front of where y'all are
> going, then representation doesn't matter much.  Our skill at being in
> front of where you're going is all that matters.  If we're just
> providing a certification service, and you don't like it, then the
> proper response is to not use it.

Oh, no, it isn't! That's the way I end up getting it thrust down my
throat whether I like it or not.




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first group; there was less competition there."
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