I apologize for replying to only this message, but #1 stood out and I
am still catching up.

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 12:57 PM, kuzetsa <kuze...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/04/2017 01:51 PM, William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
>> On Mon, 4 Dec 2017 13:15:32 +0000
>> "M. J. Everitt" <m.j.ever...@iee.org> wrote:
>>> On 04/12/17 00:37, Matt Turner wrote:
>>>> A user requested I forward this information to the mailing list:
>>>> http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/16-057_d45c0b4f-fa19-49de-8f1b-4b12fe054fea.pdf
>>>> https://goo.gl/42A8v7 (short URL of the same)
>>>> ... and was itself cited a dozen or times:
>>>> https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cites=5443947091657980238
>>>> https://goo.gl/obvdzh (short URL of the same)
>> Anyone paying any attention to current events?  Quite many business and
>> governments have gone out of their way to protect and hide the actions
>> of abusers. In most causes because they were money makers. I think that
>> may contradict the article entirely.
> 1) harvard business school research publication, not an "article"

I have read doctoral theses from Harvard, Yale, and others that were
complete trash (they were all copies of an original presentation of a
paper about finger trees; one included code which didn't compile).
Those involved with academia on Freenode have repeatedly warned me not
to trust people based on the institution they work for, nor even to
trust PhD holders about their field of study. This advice has served
me well.

Unfortunately, being politely asked to explain oneself seems to be
grating to a great many people.

> 2) if things don't change, I'll be one of the people to quit.
> 3) gentoo already has documented instances of people leaving.

Yes, and from the other end, I see lots of people who hate red tape
and a fear of confrontation that gets in the way of technical
discussion. As far as I can tell, most of the people who feel slighted
feel that way because they choose to interpret someone asking about
the validity of their actions as a personal insult.


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