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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] libreplanet-discuss Digest, Vol 79, Issue 9


From: John Sullivan
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] libreplanet-discuss Digest, Vol 79, Issue 9
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:42:05 -0400
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Serge Hooge <address@hidden> writes:

>> On the one hand, I've never experienced the Free software community as
>> caring very much about corporate correctness (I say corporate because
>> this is a far cry from political correctness), which for some people
>> can be very refreshing. Some of us got really fed up with Windows and
>> looked for other options, and then found GNU and the philolophy
>> around Free software.
>
> Definitely. 
>
> My main point is that limiting sarcasm in a place of discussion is
> nothing short of censorship. And censorship on a mailing list with the
> word "libre" in it sound ludicrous to me. North Korea reportedly banned
> sarcasm not long ago, last I heard.
>
> A public mailing list, to me, is a place for discussion and discussion
> requires expressing opinions. Anyone should be free to express opinions
> regardless of somebody's personal agreement or understanding of such an
> opinion.
>

Again, you are doing exactly the thing Georgia first and me second asked
you not to do.

This discussion list has expectations for respectful communication. It
also has expectations for topics that are in-scope. Be respectful, and
stop the offtopic discussion about whether any such rules at all are
appropriate. That decision has been made here.

-john

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