RMS interview

Rainer Trusch rainer.trusch at students.uni-mainz.de
Wed Jul 10 00:16:57 UTC 2002

Hi MJ,
Date: 10 Jul 2002 02:16:57 +0200
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On Thu, 04 Jul 2002, MJ Ray wrote:
> Rainer Trusch <rainer.trusch at students.uni-mainz.de> wrote:
>> I'm not sure if I got your argument right, but it sounds like
>> everyone producing software with a non-free license is the same as
>> the Redmond company? Thats tough.
> Not necessarily, but they are all undesirable.
>> [...] I was bit overun bei these general freedom comments, which
>> had nothing to do with my main argument, giving me the impression
>> they arn't listening to me.
> Maybe you need to take a deep breath and talk slowly and clearly in
> words that we can all understand?  Leave out all the points
> unrelated to your main argument for now.  We can cover them later,
> perhaps.
> I know I'm a minimalist sometimes, but part of communicating is
> leaving words out.  People don't like reading long essays on mailing
> lists and will normally skim through, looking for what the real
> meaning is.  (Often, I get that wrong too.)

I didn't mean you. Anyway, let's stop these unpleasant subjects. I
promise improvement. :-)


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