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Re: Nazi signature (was: Re: Debian Logo Contest)

On Thu, 18 Feb, 1999, Martin Schulze wrote:
> djthomp@okstate.edu wrote:
> > >> Frightening similarity #1:
> > >> 
> > >> "One World, One Web, One Program" - Microsoft Promotional Ad
> > >> "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler
> > > 
> > > Can you please change this signature and remove the reference to
> > > the Nazi leader.  Thanks.  We didn't want an equivalent picture
> > > on the opensource.org website and we probably don't want to have
> > > it under our mails.
> > 
> > My signature is meant to show the similarities between the two. As for
> > removing the reference to Hitler, ignoring the past means forgetting
> > what has happened in the past, and the only way to change the future is
> > to learn from the past.
> Please read the thread about the unfortunate drawing ESR placed on
> the OpenSource web page.  Comparing M$ with the Nazis belittles the
> cruelties the Nazis did to Jews, Sinti, Roma, damaged people etc.

:Godwin's Law: /prov./  [Usenet] "As a Usenet discussion grows
   longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler
   approaches one."  There is a tradition in many groups that, once
   this occurs, that thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis
   has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress.  Godwin's
   Law thus practically guarantees the existence of an upper bound on
   thread length in those groups.

GNU does not eliminate all the world's problems, only some of them.
                                                -- The GNU Manifesto

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