[Foundation-l] Non-free content on Commons

Marcus Buck me at marcusbuck.org
Wed Apr 1 15:16:42 UTC 2009

Birgitte SB hett schreven:
> Right, it obviously "the pompous English majority" conspiring here because you received a prank from every English speaker on the list.
> If the list were in Spanish so every immature youth in Latin America with too much time on their hands could access it without scholarship, you would be unable to spare the rest of us on Dec 28.  Follow David's example and ignore those who actually choose to waste your time and spare the rest of us your stereotyped rant.
> Birgitte SB 
Cultural imperialism is not confined to societies. It can be done by 
individuals too. And Pedro's critical remarks are aimed at individuals. 
No need to feel offended as a member of the English majority (except you 
support imposing your own cultural sillynesses on other people, in that 
case, feel offended).

The main problem with "just ignore them" is: If you don't know the 
custom of April's Fool day, you won't know that it's a joke. And even if 
you know the custom you can still fall for the jokes.

I am fully aware, that there will always be idiots, who don't know how 
to behave in an intercultural environment, but only if we tell them that 
they are idiots, awareness can arise for the idioticy of this behaviour.

Marcus Buck

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