[Foundation-l] Office action

Bod Notbod bodnotbod at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 15:44:33 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 1:08 AM,  <wjhonson at aol.com> wrote:

The Right Honourable Mr Godwin:

>>In the world outside this mailing list, the fact that I'm responding to this
>>extent to these criticisms would itself be taken as proof of transparency,
>>not disproof.
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Well yes, but after the fact.  If I'm reading the criticism correctly the point being made is that within the process
> there might be some room for *including* the community in these actions...

Personally I'm in favour of a strong legal lead to protect the
community. If there's a debate to be had, I'd rather see action taken
and then the discussion had afterwards as to whether we have a strong
community feeling for those things to then be replaced.

To do it the other way, by community consensus *first*... well, the
overwhelming majority are not lawyers and even fewer will be cognisant
of the laws pertaining to copyright or other issues that hit

So I trust Mike Godwin to protect us all and *then* be challenged on
his actions whilst, in the interim, we lose the content under


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