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Re: Bug#316487: debian-installer-manual: Missing copyright credit: Karsten M. Self for section C.4

On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 02:18:00AM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 07:27:51AM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > I'll further note that someone not familiar with the debian-legal lists
> > relationship to the Debian project, and encountering legally void,
> > factually incorrect, and grossly inflammetory comments such as those
> > authored, repeatedly, by Glenn Maynard, particularly if already
> > disinclined to grant benefit of the doubt to the Debian Project and its
> > parterns as a result of being tortiously wronged due to copyright
> > violations, might be very much inclined to take a number of actions.
> > Posts such as those of Maynards aren't merely ignorant, but put the
> > Project and its partners at increased legal risk.

> If discussing the manners in which a license violation can be properly
> resolved is to be deemed "putting the Project at increased legal risk",
> then I suppose the list should be dissolved.

> I do find these personal, repeated attacks to be highly inflammatory
> (and so trollishly so that I don't feel responding to them individually
> to be necessary).  If you're incapable of discussing a subject civilly
> and respectfully, then I'm not interested in discussing it with you at
> all.

> > To reiterate:  Debian developers not taking their obligations to
> > copyright and license compliance most seriously are putting a large
> > number of people at very serious, costly risk.

> Debian and d-legal take license compliance very seriously, and nothing
> I've said suggests otherwise.  If you believe otherwise, you're badly
> confused.

> Like many participants on this list, I'm also not a DD, and have never
> represented myself to be one.

> In any event, you've shown yourself to be incapable of polite discussion,
> having started out rudely demanding and quickly working your way to flaming,
> despite the fact that everyone else involved has been civil and patient.
> I'm going to expend my patience on someone else.  Bye.

Is getting the last word on a public mailing list regarding an issue that
has already been amicably resolved by the parties involved an element of
civil and polite discussion?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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