|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: MS cancels "Shiftpoint" forum
I'm sorry Bruce
It's not fulfilled when there should have been over 101 presentations,
and none of them being ensnarled by the Microsoft Press machine.
It's not fair to the community and it's not right.
Your doing a great diservice to the public and discrediting yourself in
On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 07:15:55PM -0800, Bruce Perens wrote:
> From: Ruben Safir
> > Every second they take is a second a deserving person is prevented from
> > pedding their goods
> I think we have over 100 presentations over three days, so we've
> fulfilled our obligation in this respect.
> Do you really think MS wants to bring the media to our venue?
> Go look at spi-inc.org, the non-profit corporation behind Debian. Note
> that they elected me.
Great, si we're BOTH elected, except I'm not electred by narrow group of
developers but a broad swath of Free Software users and developers.
And they are ALL disguested with this increasing steam roll of Microsoft
and almost every major Free Software event without contributing anything
to the cpommunity asiode from a brutal attack of the GPL and 2 convictions
for anti-competitive behavior.
You have not brought this decision to the community. This was a backroom
deal and it's in direct conflict with the goals of the conference and
the interests of the community.
> Geez. Right now, my participation in this event is coming out of my own
Really, a long island boy moves to california ... I have pitty.
Listen Bruce, keep your money. Conferences that go off like this
damage the community profoundly. We are not put on this earth to serve
Microsoft, who is hiring people to steal jobs from Free Software Developers.
And who has 100 million dollar PR buget to discredit Free Software.
And who wins awards for 'products' that they create with anti-competitive
practices at the expense of more deserviing and BETTER products.
To quote some recent peace nuts....
NOT IN OUR NAME...NO
> Most people in our community would disapprove of what you've expressed
> to me.
No they don't. We voted and you lost.
If this is the kind of leadership your going to show for the NEXT 15 years,
then it's time for you and Tony "a little DRM can't Hurt' Stanco to move
aside for representation that provides real leadership.
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