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Subject: [hangout] Re: A typical example
From: Dave Williams
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Date: 22 Jun 2003 01:19:30 -0400
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On Sat, 2003-06-21 at 23:01, Richard Stallman wrote:
> I wrote a response to this. Can you tell me the email address
> for letters to the editor of Forbes?
I don't know how separate Forbes magazine is from Forbes.com, but their
site contains a Masthead page with the following information:
28 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone (212) 366-8900
Fax (212) 366-8804
Paul Maidment is the Editor of Forbes.com and Executive Editor of Forbes
Lisa DiCarlo, Senior Editor, has now written *two* ridiculous articles
on GNU/Linux, and can be reached at ldicarlo-at-forbes.net
Tim Forbes (of course) is the Chairman, and Jim Spanfeller is President
and CEO. Neither gentlemen have an email address listed, but can
probably be reached at the office address.
There is also a generic letters-at-forbes.net address.
Adam Kosmin contacted Ms. DiCarlo directly about her work, and
discovered that she has probably never worked with software in her
life. Unfortunately I think they have a larger editorial policy of
being confused if not outright disparaging about Free Software, because
DiCarlo isn't alone in writing bizarre essays.
But then they turn around and publish this article:
and quote Tony Stanco while making a painful stab at defining "open
Ultimately they are a business rag trying to sell ads. I don't know how
they would react if they actually try to digest the concept of Free
Software. No doubt it would offend their free market sensibilities.
After all, Malcolm's boy Steve Forbes wants a flat tax for the rich!
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