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Re: Dealing gently with our peers (was: confusion about non-free)

On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 15:08:56 +0200
Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com> wrote:
> I did.  It's obvious I didn't consider them well enough, but I assure you
> when I added 'Friendly' there (which is not part of my usual signature) I was
> considering the personal factors.

This was a thin cloak for words which said otherwise.  To paraphrase:

"You are confused"
"You apparently do not know the social contract"

I do not wish to drag out the original injury.  I am over it.  You made
an earlier attempt at apology (couched in the words of justification)
which I accepted, understanding that it was not your intent to hurt
me.  The only reason for me to continue posting in this thread is to
see if I can help make the way we, as a project, relate to each other
more humane.

> My message goes straight to the point and sounds harsh.  I realized this, but
> I didn't think it would hurt your feelings.  It's my fault if it did, so in
> general I'll try to be more careful in the future.


> I thank you for that, but my concern was _not_ specificaly about your
> statement.  Rather, I'm worried about this perception being the norm in
> our community today.

I understand.  It looks like there is a good discussion happening now
about this valid concern.

> TBH, I didn't think about this option.  Now I see that it is what I should have
> done.  Do you accept my apologise?

I am comforted to hear you say this.  Moreso than before.  To
re-iterate: yes, I accept.

> > The ideals you were defending here justified your means?
> Maybe you won't believe this, but whereas I believe my ideals justify being
> exposed _myself_ to public bashing, I don't think they justify exposing
> bystanders.

I'll accept that at face value.

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