On 6/19/06, John Baldwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Sunday 18 June 2006 19:49, David Hoffman wrote: > * *It appears the page at > http://www.houfug.org/help/install_freebsd.htmconstitutes a serious > breach of copyright. The article, which was > originally written and posted to the Internet by the owner of the account > [EMAIL PROTECTED], is falsely attributed to the Houston FUG, whose members > maliciously removed all reference to its original creator. On a related > note, the FUG seems to be part of an organized group to convince all States > to adopt English as an official language, a bigoted and misguided policy. > > Plagiarism should not be tolerated. > > Thanks. 1) Please go outdoors and ride a bike or something. You are apparently way, way overstressed. 2) Using terms like "malicious" without proof (and it appears the claim was completely false based on follow-ups since the user group in question added an attribute once they were notified) reduces your credibility immensely. If anything, if the HouFUG were anywhere as litiguous as you they could probably bring a civil suit of libel against you. :) In general it works better if one calmly works to resolve disputes instead of yelling and screaming and whipping out DMCA notices as the first action. 3) FreeBSD is not a political association and has no political ties. This should be rather obvious. On a general note, if you want to discuss issues, it is generally far more credible and useful to include some content in your argument besides elementary-school style name-calling. You seem to have done this twice in this e-mail for both issues. 4) You also violated FreeBSD mailing list etiquette by cross-posting to four mailing lists. FreeBSD-standards@' charter has to do with conformance to computer standards such as POSIX, etc. Please have the courtesy to make sure the lists you are mailing actually discuss what you think they discuss before posting in the future as most list readers have enough relevant e-mail to wade through as it is. -- John Baldwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> <>< http://www.FreeBSD.org/~jhb/ "Power Users Use the Power to Serve" = http://www.FreeBSD.org
2) What do you call removing all reference to the author of a copyrighted work, and then republishing it claiming it as your own? If not malicious, that's certainly an act of bad faith. Moreover, the fact that they added the notice only AFTER being caught red handed does not suggest they weren't being malicious when they stole the article in question. Also, why are you suggesting I'm litigious? I didn't once make reference to any lawsuit. 3) While you might want to refer to me as a name-caller, litigious, and puerile, it's far from clear that FreeBSD doesn't have political ties when the leaders of FreeBSD groups actively campaign for partially restricting people's ability to communicate in any language but English. Even if you ignored these extracuricular activities, though, you'd still be faced with the fact that FreeBSD is de jure politicized in favor of many things, including free software. 4) Discussions of copyright seem appropriate for freebsd-standard, since any reputable organization that publishes material with computers today makes a good faith effort to ensure they do not violate any copyright. It is therefore a de facto standard. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"