Subject: Re: Do We Need a New Evangelist
From: Ben Laurie <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 10:01:29 +0100

Russell Nelson wrote:
> Ben Laurie writes:
>  > Hmmm ... and would that be to do with this:
>  >          Sure, Open Source methods produce stable code: but what
>  >          about the people? ERIC S RAYMOND's warning that prominent
>  >          free software advocates were in danger of getting "burnt out"
>  >          took a sinister new turn this week, when Bruce Perens
> No.  Bruce is just over-reacting, as usual.  If flamage could kill,
> Tim O'R would be a pile of ashed and Bruce would be in jail.
> Ahhhh, personalities.  If we didn't have 'em, we wouldn't be people.

Reacting or over-reacting, I care not, what I was referring to was this:
'"If you ever again... insult me," trilled Eric to his old Open Source
pal, "and jeopardize the interests of our entire tribe... I will find a
way to make you regret it. Watch your step."'




"My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those
who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the
first group; there was less competition there."
     - Indira Gandhi