[Foundation-l] Returning to Foundation-L
mgodwin at wikimedia.org
Fri Feb 1 20:35:50 UTC 2008
Michael Bimmler writes:
> Austin and I have discussed the particular comment with Gregory quite
> extensively and, for the record, he elaborated on his comments in
> and clarified his intention. From a list moderator's POV, I consider
> this "case" dealt with.
I respect Greg's attempt to respond to my departure, and I hope my
decision to leave for a while is not a cause of any lasting grief.
I will say that, in my view, Greg fundamentally (ha!) misunderstood
what I was trying to say about the religious nature of certain kinds
of free-culture issues and discussions -- I wasn't saying that "the
other side" was any more religious or fanatical than "my" side
(whatever that is) might be. I was instead trying to compare the
internecine squabbles here with what seem to me to be their closest
parallel in the offline world. We're all adherents of the same free-
culture doctrines, I believe -- where we differ is in how we choose to
spread the word.
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