On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 09:56:58PM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Now. You can apologize to me for accusing me of lying, and you can
> apologize to the Subversion team for trying to piss down their backs
> -- or you can play tough guy and I can dig up some witnesses and make
> this *really* humiliating for you. Which is it going to be?
Eric, show some grace for a change. You're pissing all over someone who
was trying to be friendly. You might stop to think that by doing that,
you aren't helping your cause any. In fact, you are driving away the
very person who was helping you. How does that make sense?
Anyway, I absolutely stand by my statement. I did not say what you
implied, and you aren't going to find any "witnesses" who say otherwise.
Anyone who knows me understands that I learned in grad school that while
it might be OK to say "that's a stupid idea", it is *never* OK to say
"you are a stupid and worthless person". That distinction is key.
It is never OK to disparage the person, in fact, if you work at BitMover
and you do that, you get fired. And I'm not exempt from that rule. That
is just completely unacceptable. I can't help it if you misunderstood
my statements, that's your problem. But no amount of blustering on your
part is going to get me back you up, what you said simply wasn't true.
Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:27 2006