[clug-talk] Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Alex disk1of5 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 09:56:46 PDT 2005


wow this story even made front page of Digg.com <http://Digg.com> ..lol 
crazy

On 9/10/05, Shawn <sgrover at open2space.com> wrote:
> 
> I agree the email response was extreme, but as I understand the article, 
> he
> actually had a very polite and civil phone conversation with the fellow 
> prior
> to the email.
> 
> Perhaps there was something in that phone conversation that irked ESR? Or
> perhaps he has elaborated a little for the media?
> 
> I would never condone this type of attitude/language in business circles, 
> or
> even in simple terms of politeness. But it's probably safe to say we've 
> all
> run into someone we would like to be THAT blunt with. In that sense, it 
> was
> worth a chuckle.. :)
> 
> Also, ESR and RMS are both known to be a little eccentric....
> 
> Shawn
> 
> On Saturday 10 September 2005 01:38, Rob Stallard wrote:
> > Oh boy, elitist gonad measuring.
> >
> > Does this really help anything? Shaming someone doesn't work.
> >
> > If you yell and scream at someone for being stupid, they're still stupid
> > after you're done shouting.
> >
> > On another note, this kind of reminds me of the movie Unforgiven. Near 
> the
> > end of the movie Little bill accuses William Munny for being a thief and 
> a
> > murderer. Munny agrees and then shoots him.
> >
> > If a businessman is logging a rainforest for piles of cash, he's sure as
> > hell not going to stop because a few people disagree with his practices.
> >
> > I'm sure these little articles are great for rousing rabble and adding 
> fuel
> > to the fire, but outside of the minority of people that enjoy these 
> types
> > of things, i doubt that they help all that much.
> >
> > -Rob
> 
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