[oclug] MicroSoft says Linux, OpenSource threaten innovation
rgiffin at cangurus.com
Mon Feb 19 17:19:04 EST 2001
On Sunday 18 February 2001 22:20, David F. Skoll wrote:
> Rod Giffin wrote:
> > It is not a copyright issue. It is drivel. Does David mean to say that
> > he will only insult people if they won't tell anyone else what he said?
> That's correct. (I've forwarded a different reply to you, Rod. :-))
I didn't get anything.
> Seriously, Shad should *not* have posted a private e-mail on a public
> forum. It is definitely a violation of copyright, as well as plain
> irresponsible, and if I were mean enough, I could probably make trouble
> for him. But it's not worth it. His posting should simply serve to
> warn anyone who corresponds with him not to trust him.
I don't see it that way at all.
I believe his post serves as a warning to anyone who threatens him with
public humiliation and/or calls him a name. I'd have likely done something
similar. Your continued beratement of him for that simply indicates to me
that you are embarrassed your message - which you incorrectly assumed would
be held in confidence - was posted to a public forum. I also believe that
was Shad's intention, and because of your apparant reaction - judging from
what I see here, it appears to have worked. What's best about it is, you did
it to yourself by sending a rude e-mail in the first place.
Go ahead, get self righteous about it. It's not going to win you any points
here. A lesson: don't write in an e-mail what you don't want the whole world
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