On philosophy, hierarchy of orgs, definitions, and the logo

Alistair Davidson lordylordy at mad.scientist.com
Thu Jan 4 21:04:45 UTC 2001

MJ Ray wrote:
> Alistair Davidson <lordylordy at mad.scientist.com> writes:
> > I think we need to educate the media the next time that a macro virus
> > crashes all the mail servers. As we all know, the love-bug and Melissa
> > didn't affect Linux et al.
> Indeed.  I pointed this out to many media and business organisations
> at the time, but they didn't care: the line was similar to "who cares?
> *We've* been hurt by this!" each time.

I guess our job is to change that attitude.
> > Actually, I'm getting my hands on a Java book and coding, but it's the
> > same principle. Goo luck.
> Care for a debate about the non-Free nature of the Java language
> standard?  Is that something FSFE should comment on?  ;-)

I don't care for a debate, because I agree. Java has to be one of the
biggest issues around today, just after software patents.

> Anyway, hope you have good luck with Japhar or Kaffee or whatever
> (because you use Free software, yes?).

I'm not using an IDE right now. Just MS-DOS edit.

Yeah, yeah, I know. This a Windoze box, so shoot me ;) It's also the
family box, so there's not much I can do. I'll be building a largely
Free comp soon.

Alistair Davidson

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