[linux-elitists] The hairball speaks
Wed Sep 10 18:56:06 PDT 2003
Quoting Ben Woodard (email@example.com):
> I've sort of been thinking about it may be good for ESR to be the
> sacrifical leader that we put up there for them to discredit in attempts
> for them to discredit the movement.
Well, there you go.
> > ESR's statements and actions have come into question before. ESR
> > made reference to wearing a Obi-Wan Kenobi uniform during a Windows
> > Refund protest.
> > http://lwn.net/Articles/46229/
> > This caused a bit of a stir:
> > http://lists.svlug.org/pipermail/svlug/1999-February/010840.html
Oooh, a "stir" on the SVLUG mailing list from two idiots who had nothing
whatsoever with the hard work that went into planning and running Windows
Refund Day. That and $1.25 will get you a ride on San Francisco Muni.
Meanwhile, back to addressing Mr. Knotzke:
The Foster City and Irvine gatherings of Windows Refund Day (and, to a
limited extent, some of the others) were planned
and run by a small private mailing list offered by Mark Bolzern of
LinuxMall, with the details largely put together at the CoffeeNet building
(Linux-based Internet cafe) in San Francisco. A Linux user in San
Francisco volunteered the idea of sewing a "Jedi" cloak for Eric as a
humourous reference to a then-famous series of User Friendly strips,
As one of the main planners for the Foster City event, I thought it was
a very funny idea, so I passed it on to Eric -- who in turn liked it and
wore the thing. Don't like it? Run your own damned PR event, then --
and maybe you want to use hired spokesmen paid for out of your own
pocket, rather than risk people doing what they enjoy, because it damned
well pleases them to.
I might come to your event and whine about how much I don't like it --
but I probably will have a lot more productive things to do.
 Mirror: http://linuxmafia.com/coffeenet/
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