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how to be a rude bastard? emulate brandon robinson. (was Re: Lets speak about freeness, ...)

On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 03:27:46AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2000 at 11:01:27AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 16, 2000 at 08:00:16PM -0400, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > G. Branden Robinson            |    It's not a matter of alienating authors.
> > > Debian GNU/Linux               |    They have every right to license their
> > > branden@ecn.purdue.edu         |    software however we like.
> > > roger.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |    -- Craig Sanders, in debian-devel
> > 
> > 1. you do not have my permission to quote me.
> I do not need your permission to quote statements you make in a public
> forum (see below), especially small snippets that easily fall within
> the bounds of Fair Use.  If the laws of Australia differ in this
> regard, you are free to seek my extradiction to your country for
> trial.

yes, you do. your usage does not conform to the any reasonable
definition of "fair use".

australian copyright laws are little different from US copyright laws.

in any case, the point i was making was not a legal one.  it was a point
about etiquette. i'll state it explicitly it because you missed it



get the point now?

you should get it, because IIRC, i have seen you complain about joseph
quoting you in his stupid sig file in the past. this means you are not
only a rude bastard, you are a fucking hypocrite.

i sincerely hope you are at least as offended by this message as i
am offended by your obnoxious rudeness. if, by chance, you are not
offended i will have to try harder the next time you annoy me. this
message has been deliberately CC-ed to you in the hope that it will piss
you off even further because i am completely aware of the fact that
you do not like it and whine about it all the time and even include a
Mail-Followup-To header to prevent it. i am also aware of the fact that
it pissed you off to see your name mis-spelled as brandon.

> > 2. i do not recall the context of that quote, but it looks like an
> > obvious typo to me. or perhaps a deliberate joke. don't know, don't
> > care.
> ****quoted material**** [...] represents excision
> [...]
> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 12:43:53 +1000
> From: Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>
> To: David Bristel <targon@targonia.com>
> Cc: Oliver Elphick <olly@lfix.co.uk>,
>         Raphael Bossek <raphael.bossek@solutions4linux.de>,
>         debian-devel@lists.debian.org, Dan Stevens <dan@rebol.com>
> Subject: Re: [dan@rebol.com: Re: unofficial REQUEST for support DEBIAN  GNU/Linux]
> Message-ID: <19991029124353.W7746@taz.net.au>
> [...]

> > While I would hope that this license would change at some time in the
> > future, I do not feel it is good to alienate the authors of a program
> > or package by pushing them to make this sort of change against their
> > will.
> it's not a matter of alienating authors. they have every right to
> license their software however we like.
> [...]
> ***end quoted material***
> But as you said, you don't care.

i notice you completely ignored my statement that it was an obvious typo.

but then, acknowledging it would spoil a great ad-hominem attack for
you, wouldn't it? seeing as you have little else to argue on, that could
leave your bloated ego with no public messages to post for at least a
few hours. i can see how that would be an unbearable circumstance for

i repeat, you are a rude bastard. you are apparently working very hard
to destroy what little remaining respect i have for you.

do not bother responding, i have no interest in what you have to say any
more. you are behaving like a tediously pedantic prat.

i leave you with the following advice:

have a nice day.


craig sanders

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