|FROM ||From: "Mike Magee"
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] RE: You are spreading disinformation
I give up....
From: Adam Kosmin [mailto:adk9001-at-nyp.org]
Sent: 21 April 2003 21:22
To: Egan Orion
Cc: mike.magee-at-theinquirer.net; arron.rouse-at-theinquirer.net;
Subject: Re: You are spreading disinformation
Are you (and your staff) blind?!?! How do you expect me to
believe that you have not caved in to Microsoft's marketing
agenda when I see you publish an article entitled:
Microsoft speeds up "Open Source" campaign
There is nothing Open about this campaign and I am accusing your
publication of spreading disinformation. Please correct this
immediately and take responsibility.
" Mike's right: he and the INQUIRER staff "get it" regarding Open Source
" and Microsoft's cynical Shared Source campaign to co-opt IT mindshares.
" The INQ's term "Vole" for Microsoft is surely not a fawning compliment.
" Further, I suggest to you that such mistakenly outraged letters sent to
" neutral or sympathetic publications and journalists are not appropriate
" or helpful to Open Source. Instead, they give FOSS advocacy a bad name.
" On Mon, 2003-04-21 at 06:56, Mike Magee wrote:
" > No I'm not Adam.
" > It's perfectly clear from the tone of that piece, and the fact that it's
" > quoting another news wire, that we don't swallow that, and the quotation
" > marks emphasise that.
" > We also have made it perfectly clear on countless occasions on our web
" > that we understand the clear distinction.
" > Also, for that matter, we have run numerous articles by Egan Orion which
" > have a very pro-Open Source stance. So I think you're getting very
" > up about something you don't need to.
" > Mike Magee
" > -----Original Message-----
" > From: Adam Kosmin [mailto:adk9001-at-nyp.org]
" > Sent: 21 April 2003 14:37
" > To: mike.magee-at-theinquirer.net
" > Cc: akosmin-at-nyp.org
" > Subject: You are spreading disinformation
" > Mike
" > I am writing in response to your article entitled "Microsoft speeds up
" > "Open Source" campaign" (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=8992). It
" > clear to me after reading the article, that you have no understanding of
" > what Open Source / Free Software really is but instead, are being
" > manipulated by Microsoft's well-planned strategy to confuse the line
" > Shared Source and FOSS. There is nothing "Open" about Microsoft's
" > look-but-don't-touch Shared Source agreement that forces it's
" > pay membership fees and sign non-disclosure agreements. As someone who
" > should be reporting the facts, I personally hold you responsible for
" > spreading disinformation to your readers and I would appreciate knowing
" > you will take responsibility and publish a correction/apology.
" > Sincerely,
" > Adam Kosmin
" > --
" > "Silly hacker, root is for administrators"
" > - Unknown
" > GnuPG Key : 11C2 79F6 BD3D 3A86 5640 3DA0 3860 B30E 711D 3B66
"Silly hacker, root is for administrators"
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