On Wed, Sep 03, 2014 at 11:10:23AM -0500, Ean Schuessler wrote:
> > He was inviterd. He was also given the guidelines fro speakers,
> > which by his own admission he did not bother reading. Why waste time
> > with guidelines and code of conduct statements if we happily stand by
> > and say nothing when they are violated?
> Why invite speakers that you know are going to violate the guidelines?
> You basically handed him a set of guidelines that said "don't act like
> Linus Torvalds". It would be like a conference inviting RMS and handing
> him guidelines that prohibited him from saying that proprietary software
> is immoral.
More to the point, if RMS were to say something like "those people who
promulgate proprietary software are evil", would that violate the
guidelines? If so, which clause? And if not, what is different from
saying something like "The FSF is full of bigots.... in my opinion"?
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