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Re: [Discussioni] OSD && DFSG convergence

On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 10:36:21PM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
> If you notice, I have actually *listened* to you (gasp!!!) and have
> dropped that line of argumentation.

While such a change of position may be of great moment to you, other
people may have overlooked it in this very large discussion thread.
This is especially true in your case, as you tend to write with an
intransigent, "not one step back!" sort of tone.

If you change your mind about something, it is polite to acknowledge
that to the discussion group at the first opportunity.  Not only does
this allow you to redraw the parameters of the discussion, rendering the
conversation more efficient (in that points no longer in contention are
no longer debated), but it also helps to create the impression that one
is capable of being persuaded or convinced to alter one's position
through logical argument.

G. Branden Robinson                |     Exercise your freedom of religion.
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     Set fire to a church of your
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