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Lord [INSERT NAME HERE] lordylordy at
Thu Nov 30 20:09:26 UTC 2000

Peter Gerwinski wrote:
> It is important that everyone is heared and can contribute, but we
> must be very careful with this.  There are far more promoters of
> "Open Source" around (or of proprietary software, for that matter)
> than people who have really understood Free Software.  When it comes
> to elections - who do you think will get more popularity?

I think we need to come up with a simple, concise (one or two sentence)
explanation of Free Software that a layperson can understand. If someone
asks me "What is Free Software?", I don't want to have to launch into an
explanation of technical details (remember, many people are not even
aware of what "source code" means). Try as I might, I can't come up with
an explanaiton of this kind. Can anyone else?
> > And of course you'd
> > want to know us better in order to learn who of us is qualified for a
> > certain job.
> Exactly.  As Georg wrote, we want to build the mutual trust that is
> neccessary for such a big project.

I'd like to propose that all major decisions (like what our policy is on
a new issue) are put to the discussion list before becoming official-
that way we can have a transparent debate.
> (Yes, I am paranoid.  But am I paranoid enough?  <umguck> ;-)

"Just because you're paranoid, don't mean they're not after you"--

The Illuminatus are everywhere, my friend. <g>
"Unlike Bill Clinton, I did inhale and from time to time still do."-
David McReynolds, Socialist Party USA presidential candidate

This has been an emergent property of the System. Goodnight.

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