Subject: Re: Do We Need a New Evangelist
From: Ben Laurie <>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 19:40:25 +0100

Russell Nelson wrote:
> Well, that's why we have a trademark on Open Source(tm).  We intend to
> limit use of it to those projects which we expect to be successful --
> that is, those for which programmer freedom is an important and
> necessary characteristic.  Maybe we don't talk about it all the
> time--maybe we emphasize the benefits (as perceived by the people
> we're marketing the idea to), but it's *got* to be there.

Who is "we"? What is your criterion for "success"? Why should I give a
damn what "we" think will be "successful"?




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