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Tue Dec 14 20:22:33 EST 2004
On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 11:39, tim hall wrote:
> Please accept my wholehearted
> apologies for the tone.
> It's been a particularly difficult lifetime ...
i can relate to that ... so is good enough for me ;)
i, too, apologise for not being able to contain my
anarcho-socialist-syndacalist-revolutionary sympathies ... but sometimes
the sheer repression of it all makes me blabber uncontrollably given the
slightest provocation ...
however, i don't think political issues - in certain contexts - are out
of place here ... as i said here or on the ccrma list, the open source
model - from cvs to lists like these - will prove, i think, to be the
most important social and civil innovation since Year Zero (well, not
*that* Year Zero - a rhetorical one ... ). it's important that the model
learn to deal with issues such as spiralling flame-wars without resort
to panic, retaliation, denial etc ... because, as i see it, we're laying
the groundwork here (in the open-source community) for the structure of
a future society ...
... we've got to show it can be effective and intelligent when
responding to what are, essentially, trivial everyday issues suffered a
lot more abundantly in almost all other areas of society. opting-out, as
always, is tantamount to giving up ... let's not do that.
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