So I guess this pretty much seals the deal we have kings in charge of the code and kings in charge of our speech.
The only person who called anyone anything was Dossy, who called me a griefer, based upon his definition of contribution and his perception that he's done much more of it than I have. Somehow this concept is not vulgar. This is the definition of violence. But maybe others don't quite get it. An analogy is necessary. My wife and I provide 100% of the income for our family of three. We do 95% of the chores, all of the planning, buying of toys and clothes for our child. According to the standards of this community, my daughter should never complain, never demand a little respect, never ask for some decent behavior, never wonder what is going to happen in the future. If she complains, she should be punished, maybe kicked out of the house, insulted, belittled, put in her place. Yes what a beautiful family we would have if we acted like our kings. I don't run my family like a democracy, but neither like a despot. Anyone who thinks I used vulgarity directed at a person, please reread my posts. I also never spoke of an indecent act as the subject, although I did use an analogy. Yes, still it was over the line, sorry for that, I'll refrain from that in the future. And in case there is any doubt, I do fully appreciate the programming skills of the AOL team, and if I didn't, none of this would have surprised me. Personally I think the proper resolution here is for the AOL team to admit that this is a private project where they retain the right to do anything with the public open source code. I'm not sure why the secrecy, or why they can't maintain their own unreleased version, or just setup a branch, but pretending to be a community and treating the voluntary participants as second class citizens is truely violent. Although everyone here could simply chose to not listen, they can't choose to ignore how their software works or doesn't work. Software listens very carefully, and misbehaves badly at the slightest error. tom jackson On Friday 03 August 2007 07:06, Nathan Folkman wrote: > I'm someone who can, and will, remove your subscription from this list. > > - n > > On 8/3/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Please watch the vulgar language - there's simply no need for it. > > > > And precisely who are you to say so? -- AOLserver - http://www.aolserver.com/ To Remove yourself from this list, simply send an email to <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> with the body of "SIGNOFF AOLSERVER" in the email message. You can leave the Subject: field of your email blank.