Farting in elevators (was: ImageDisk project is canceled
zmerch at 30below.com
Tue Dec 20 17:48:09 CST 2005
Rumor has it that der Mouse may have mentioned these words:
> > But it's his, to do with and to distribute as he pleases.
>Everybody keeps saying this as though it somehow makes it all OK.
>As I remarked in a response to Cameron Kaiser,
> >> [...], and after Dave said he would release the source when he was
> >> good and ready to (his right, I might add, and even though he
> >> doesn't have to justify why he wants it that way, he did),
> > His *right*, feh.
>Just because he has a right to do something does not mean it is a good
>thing for him to do. (My usual example is farting in a crowded
However, what if said 'farter' had a heart condition that was detrimental
to one's health (including the possibility of death) if he/she *did not
fart* to relieve the pressure?
Yes, this exists, yes, *I've Had It*, and yes, despite the fact that I was
exceptionally apologetic, no-one seemed to believe my "excuse" of "doctor's
And - Dave's software and his personal choice to do with as he pleases has
absolutely nothing to do with the release of methane in tight spaces.
> > The SOB who does the work gets to choose what he does with it.
>Certainly. And everyone else gets to think more or less of him for it.
>As far as I can recall, the only thing I said that was critical of Dave
>was that his distribution policy took him down a few notches in my
>eyes. (Well, before he got mad about it, at least; since then I have
>criticized the way he reacted too.)
I see the argument that it's OK to think less of a person due to his
personal preference of software release no less ridiculous than to think
less of a person due to their personal preference of religion.
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