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Re: plagiarism of reiserfs by Debian



On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 05:53:14PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Apr 2003 16:59:59 +1000, Martin Pool <mbp@sourcefrog.net> said: 
> > For example, at least two people called Hans a troll.  An upstream
> > author expressing concern about the way their code is packaged is
> > not trolling (i.e. making random arguments just to provoke flames.)
> 	I find it interesting that you consider a public accusation of
>  plagiarism to be merely "expressing concern". However, I also find
>  your judgment in this horribly tainted, which leads me to place less
>  credence in the rest of your argument, sorry. 

What's that last sentence mean? I can only think of two interpretations:

	I don't like you, therefore I think your arguments are wrong.
or
	I don't like your conclusion, therefore I think your arguments are
	wrong.

Both make for inappropriately fallacious and prejudiced reasoning.

Also, given the degree of hyperbole from developers on -devel, I
don't think it's fair to take cries of "plagiarism" as being anything
particularly out of line.

Cheers,
aj

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