[Linux-aus] NBN discussion
davidn at davidnewall.com
Wed Jul 3 21:31:39 EST 2013
Excuse my removal of reams of oft-quoted material. I know it's unusual
but it makes sense to me that if one has been following the thread one
scarcely needs it repeated, verbatim, with each new utterance; and those
who haven't already know how to find the back-story.
On 03/07/13 17:38, it was written:
> On 03/07/13 16:36, David Newall wrote:
> Apropos of what?
Jeremy said that the open-source community absolutely needs to discuss
proprietary products when open-source equivalents are grossly inferior.
That's paraphrasing him but I think it does him justice, especially as
he actually said, "in the context of comparing [proprietary products and
protocols] to their open cousins", the latter being notably absent from
the discussion prior to my remarks.
Admitting I took Linux out of my example, yet I feel I showed there to
be more interesting ways to discuss the underlying issue, which was
VoIP, than spruiking the relative merits of proprietary interests.
>> Drawing rather a longer bow than Jeremy (quoted above)
> Please re-read the email you quoted and wrongly attributed.
Excuse me, the attribution was correct; and having reviewed what he
wrote I have no different understanding than before.
> Posting simply to declare that you don't like what you read, and, that
> in your opinion it doesn't belong on the list - then claiming you in
> no way tried to stifle discussion is, um, an interesting interpretation.
What an unfair way to describe what I wrote. It happens I did not
simply declare what I do or don't like; I raised an interesting and
relevant line which furthered the discussion and characterising that as
"stifling" is unfair. My subsequent denial is natural and just.
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