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Re: Bad signature (Was: Wine: not included?)

On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 08:53:08AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > "One World, One Web, One Program" - Microsoft Promotional Ad 
> > "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler 
> Bad. :-(
> We have several times discussed that this is no joke and brings
> the free softwaere community into a bad position.  Please remove it
> from your signatures.

Just a note: there's a huge difference between the `Microsoft == Nazi
Germany' thing being in some random Joe's .sig, and being put up by a
prominent spokesperson on the main website of the open source movement
(as distinct from the free software movement, say). The latter casts
the whole movement in a poor light, and could be considered an offensive
trivialisation of the suffering involved in WWII. It's hard to take the
former as that much more than a joke, albeit a possibly tasteless one.



Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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 ``The thing is: trying to be too generic is EVIL. It's stupid, it 
        results in slower code, and it results in more bugs.''
                                        -- Linus Torvalds

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