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Re: Did you know ...

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-04-11 20:43:18 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> Branko's post was fine. It was light-hearted and somewhat humorous. He is
> also a contributor to SVN, so we can forgive a bit of trespass...
>
> However, his post being "off topic" doesn't jusify your post's existence.
> And it is a bit harsh to read while sporting the start of a hangover (oy...
> even before going to bed... not a good sign).

If Branko had posted off-topic, I would also say he's earned the
right.

But in this instance, his post was not "off-topic" anyway. He was
announcing that he has returned from vacation (that was the real
message in his post, couched in semi-indirect language). Given his
contributions, his return from vacation is very relevant to
Subversion.

Just because he chose indirect means of expression doesn't change the
essential meaning of his post.

Otherwise, I completely agree with what Greg said.

-K

> [And you open-source folks seem to be more open to justice discussion than
> the corporate/proprietary types, so you might even be interested in helping
> set up an Indigenous Sovereign root service-- please contact me if you are,
> thanks-- now, back to coding!]
>
>
> > From: Branko C´┐Żibej <brane@xbc.nu>
> > Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 02:08:05 +0200
> > To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> > Subject: Did you know ...
> >
> > ... that there was so much rainfall in central Australia this year that
> > a lot of the roads out in the desert are impassable due to flooding, and
> > the average humidity is around 70%, instead of 40%? Well, that pissed me
> > off so much that I decided to come home as soon as my leave ran out.

> While I sympathize with the Aboriginal situation in Australia (only to a
> point, tho; humans have destroyed *MANY* other cultures, so calling one out
> doesn't make sense), I think there are other, more relevant forums for your
> discussion.
>
> I welcome your participation, and your transition from lurker status :-)
>
> thx,
> -g
>
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 04:06:07PM +1000, Len Lindon wrote:
> > Did you also know that genocide is quite legal in Australia?
> > Did you also know that there is no document evidencing the consent
> > of any Aboriginal Nation to the occupation of their lands and the usurpation
> > of their law by "the Crown"?
> > Did you observe that the Northern Territory government is extremely racist?
> > Did you know that the genocidal war on Aboriginal Peoples has never formally
> > concluded?
> > Well, that pisses many of us off who live here in this "community of
> > thieves"-- and pissed us off so much that we work on this fulltime at our
> > own expense with no leave.
> > Yes, I know this is an off-topic post but so was Branko's.
> > [And you open-source folks seem to be more open to justice discussion than
> > the corporate/proprietary types, so you might even be interested in helping
> > set up an Indigenous Sovereign root service-- please contact me if you are,
> > thanks-- now, back to coding!]
> >
> >
> > > From: Branko C´┐Żibej <brane@xbc.nu>
> > > Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 02:08:05 +0200
> > > To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> > > Subject: Did you know ...
> > >
> > > ... that there was so much rainfall in central Australia this year that
> > > a lot of the roads out in the desert are impassable due to flooding, and
> > > the average humidity is around 70%, instead of 40%? Well, that pissed me
> > > off so much that I decided to come home as soon as my leave ran out.
>
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:28 2006

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