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Re: email threat

you know what I love? I love it that he refers to us as a "tribe." It bothers
me that ESR uses such a word to refer to our movement, although I suppose that
it could be one of his ways to pass himself off as a "speaker for the tribe."
I won't take anyone's side, but I'll say that we need to stop the infighting.
OSI isn't guarding the Open Source mark, so we (Debian/SPI) need to assert our
ownership of it and send cease-and-desist orders to those (ESR? Apple/IBM?)
who misuse it or apply it without certification by SPI.

my $.02


On Mon, Apr 05, 1999 at 10:48:59PM -0000, bruce@perens.com wrote:
> Today I received the following threat in e-mail from Eric Raymond. The message
> was copied to the Silicon Valley Linux User's Group officers, who you may
> consult regarding its authenticity. The police have been notified.
> Because I know that Eric is a firearms enthusiast, for my own protection,
> I feel the best strategy is for me to publicize the threat widely.
> 	Thanks
> 	Bruce Perens
> > Damn straight I took it personally.  And if you ever again behave like
> > that kind of disruptive asshole in public, insult me, and jeopardize
> > the interests of our entire tribe, I'll take it just as personally --
> > and I will find a way to make you regret it.  Watch your step.
> -- 
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