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Which is it:

1) is he trying to enter the rarified ranks of longlived thread starters by
trying to squash a thread ... sort of like trying to eliminate a lawn of
ripe dandilions with a lawnmower... or

2) does he think he you could actually be subdued with a mere slap on the

3) who cares: what do you really think about the claim on the GNU site that
since SCO has licensed Linux _themselves_ under the GPL, that they've given
up all proprietary claims ... that one makes good sense to me.

4) I think that neither the Chinese nor German gov'ts will need any sort of
indemnification against IP claims against Linux, it will only be the big
American corps that will need to tizzy themselves with that issue... in the
end they'll either use it or lose it.


> From: Jay Vaughan [mailto:jv@access-music.de]
> >>1.  Anyone with "20 years on the 'net" knows that anti-threads
> >>spawn anti-anti threads and so forth.  They will quickly create
> >>more traffic on an unmoderated list than the original.
> >No, not really.  I've found that riling a few of the worst offenders
> >usually cuts down on the noise a great deal.  There is nothing
> >special about xml-dev that detracts from this.  Nobody likes a
> >bitchslap, least of all 'oldtimers'.
> It's been tried here.  Never works.  Just makes the monkeys mad.
> See behavioral training and the problems of negative reinforcement.
> Some have high pain threshholds and longer arms.  NASA used that
> to train Able and Baker.  Baker lived out her life in a cage in
> a museum and was famous for biting the dog out of her handlers
> until the day she died.  Bananas over electric shock except in
> cases of *dire* necessity.


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