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Re: [Ghm-discuss] FSFE’s contribution to the “Ho rizon 2020” EU research

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] FSFE’s contribution to the “Ho rizon 2020” EU research program
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 00:12:31 +0100

On 9 December 2011 18:40, Karsten Gerloff <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 05:21:11PM +0000, Reuben Thomas wrote:
>> On 9 December 2011 17:12, Karsten Gerloff <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I'm sure papers from those
>> >> with different views will have been much better written and reviewed.
>> >
>> > I've seen quite a few of papers of this type (though not in this
>> > instance), and based on my experience, that's not the case.
>> Depressing for Europe, hopeful for the FSFE!
> ...and for anyone else who wants to voice their interests with the
> European institutions, but isn't a native English speaker.

Perhaps, but mostly it's good for anyone who can muster a writer of
good English.

> Yet in situations like these, we essentially face the trade-off
> explained before: Submit something in time, or submit a perfect text
> after the deadline, when it'll be perfectly useless.

So ask for public comment earlier!

> Personally, I used to work as a journalist, and I'm rather
> passionate about language. But as an activist, I'm also passionate
> about making an impact.

There's no trade-off here, just a need to work harder on both fronts.


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