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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre

On Jun  7, 2008, "Tom \"spot\" Callaway" <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:

> it seems very much like you threw a temper tantrum at the first sign
> of trouble, screamed "I TOLD YOU NO ONE HERE WANTS TO BE FREE" and
> ran home.

> Did you put up your patches

This makes it very clear that you didn't even read what I wrote before
jumping to this conclusion.

In my e-mail, I explained why working on those patches would be
detrimental to my goals, so I wouldn't do it.

FTR, there's no sign of trouble.  In fact, there's absolutely nothing
new.  David's patches are being considered for adoption because they
make technical sense, Fedora and Debian keep on privileging the short
term over the long term, and Linux-libre remains essential for
distros/users who don't want to distribute/install non-Free Software.

Now, could you please do me a favor and spend the time to read before
gratuitously flaming again?  And, if it's not asking for too much,
would you please save to yourself the name-calling attacks on others'
positions and arguments as 'rhetoric', especially when you show
obvious signs that you haven't taken even the trouble of reading them?
It's quite disrespectful and unproductive.

Please go look up 'rhetoric' and realize that it doesn't mean
"arguments I'm not interested in hearing/reading" nor "arguments I
don't agree with", or even "consequences of premises I don't agree


Alexandre Oliva         http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}
FSFLA Board Member       ¡Sé Libre! => http://www.fsfla.org/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}

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