No community mandate
Posted Aug 25, 2005 13:18 UTC (Thu) by gallir
In reply to: No community mandate
Parent article: On the defense of piracy enablers
> I'm not a selected nor an elected leader. I've played a role in a
> political process of major strategic importance (the EU software patent
> directive). I've contributed to a debate, and I can continue to do so
> without any mandate from any community.
It was half joke, half serious. But it seems you forget to recognize that
FLOSS communities gave the strongest support to anti software patent
campaign. Also you were a respected person in tose communities.
Few weeks later you starts to accsuim them of fundamentalist. Just very
> There are politicians on the right wing whom the term "open source"
> makes want to puke,
> and some of those are in favor of software patents despite my
> persuasive efforts,
So, is a fault of the FLOSS communitry? What do you mean?
> while others have understood from me that one can be pro-IP and
> anti-swpat at the same time.
Your arguments are contradictory and does noty pass any logic analysis.
Why IP laws must have a limit in the case of patentes but not for
> There is no way to have any constructive dialog with them on the basis
> of an anti-IP ideology.
Where did you get our basis is "anti-IP"? You are using exactly the same
discourse of the people that promoted software patents in Europe.
The rest of your comment is again very condescending. Thanks for the your
insightful recommendations. But don't spread FUD like accusing of
"anti-IP" --some people in the community are against IP laws, others
think they have to be modified to match the social interest, others don't
care-- or "fundamentalism" just because you don't have coherent
arguments to defend your biased opinion about a specific case: your
friends' company against software developers.
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