[oclug] [RANT] Wither Free Software?
shad at ascendant.ca
Wed Jun 18 13:44:39 EDT 2003
On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 13:23:28 -0400
Christian Mautner <oclug at mautner.ca> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 01:16:48PM -0400, Shad Young wrote:
> > 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.
> > >
> > > Pat
> > And what parallel will that be?
> "Arbeit macht frei" was inscribed at the gates to concentration
> camps. And "Auslaender raus" is a quite far-right slogan, opposing
> immigration (to put it nicely).
> Both have in my ears (I grew up in Austria) terrible conotations,
> and I would rather see neither even remotely associated with FLOSS.
Yes, I know. It was more of a rhetorical question. I was just wondering
how much longer Germans everywhere will have to pay for the mistakes of
a few crazy men in a crazy time.
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