|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Infomation on the NY Fair use action
i engaged in conversation with 2 people
1 was a speaker, from where i don't know, others told me HP but I could
not confirm that. He was quite aggitated with me and demanded I
explain why I was there. I was taken back by his glare and tone. I
simply and calmly told him we disagreeed with the inclusion of MS in
the event. He, again quite angrily, told me that he has customers who
are "only a few steps down the road and don't need religion in it". I
asked which "road" he meant and he told me the "Open Source" road. I
immediately retorted that this had Nothing to do with religion or
zealotry and was all about misleading promotion of the event. I
explained that we had no issue "debating" MS in a "debate" but an event
that was billed as "advocacy" should be just that: a clear consise
promotional event Advocating OSS. Including MS was a dilution of that
message and confusing for his customers. Again, nothing to do with
religion and zealotry.
All he could do was give me an aggressive, nasty glare which, being a
professional, prompted me to just excuse myself and continue handing
The other gentleman was from SAIC. When he saw the jist of the flyer he
lit up! He said that when he saw MS on the bill he could not fathom
why they would be there and thought something was very fishy about it.
He congratulated me on a great effort with the costumes and voicing the
hipocracy of including them in the event. From there our conversations
veered off the main subject.
Congrats and good job once again to all of us who worked so hard to get
there and make a stand!
On Tuesday 18 March 2003 08:07 pm, Ruben Safir wrote:
> I need to write an article about our trip. But this was different
> from some of the other actions we've taken, and I'm not certain for
> who spoke to whom or everything that was said.
> Can everyone send me a summary of your activities at the protest and
> who you spoke to. Thanks
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