[oclug] [RANT] Wither Free Software?
rod at giffinscientific.com
Wed Jun 18 13:30:12 EDT 2003
Shad Young said:
> On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 12:46:59 -0500
> "Pat Gilliland" <patrick at inkpotproductions.ca> wrote:
>> So instead of "RTFM" we say "Arbeit Mach Frei"? NOT the propaganda
>> parallel we want to draw.
> And what parallel will that be?
Arbeit macht frei (roughly, "work frees") was the message inscribed on the
gates of several concentration camps. The other phrase was a racist
propaganda slogan of the same time period.
That's why we don't want to draw that kind of parallel. There are many
other more socially acceptable ways to instill a sense of revolution in
people, without upsetting the moral applecart.
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