[Linux-aus] Brendan's research grant?

Melissa Draper melissa at meldraweb.com
Fri Mar 5 18:41:16 EST 2010

On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 18:17 +1100, Chris Neugebauer wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 17:37, James Polley <linuxaus at zhasper.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Melissa Draper <melissa at meldraweb.com> wrote:
> >
> > Your mistake here was to assume that anything Sam says has
> > relationship to the truth that is more than coincidental.
> >
> > Perhaps you should start by asking if Sam's claims are true, rather
> > than assuming they are?
> >
> > Even if it the source wasn't Sam, asking if his claims are true would
> > be more polite, and more productive, than just randomly flinging mud
> > based on unsubstantiated claims.
> I'd have assumed that directly attributing a quote to James Turnbull
> saying that the research has been approved without that quote actually
> having been made would be questionable beyond Sam's standards.  See
> page 2 of the article for the quote I'm talking about.
> --Chris

What Chris says.

And also that this email is following a request by the Linux Australia
Secretary (in #linux-aus) to email the council so that the council may
respond and clarify for transparency on the matter.

Given the nature of my query and the crowd discussion my initial query
(<elky> Have I missed email or is Sam Varghese now the canonical source
for Council decisions?) started in #linux-aus, it's only fair that this
request be asked transparently.

I'd also rather not publicly call Sam a liar. He seems to get upset at
things such as this and having his public content quoted.

Melissa Draper

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