Re: What is RDF?

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From: Dave Winer (
Date: Mon Aug 21 2000 - 15:20:25 PDT

Edd, just curious, what did you think would happen?

That I'd just walk away from years of work, and say OK Edd, you get to call
all the shots now, and I'm not even allowed to ask questions?

I've been there, those were Apple's rules. Look where it got them.

I'm clearly asking questions that cut close to the core of your assumptions
about yourself. A courageous man would stick around, say his piece, and then
see where we're at then. You're free to ask questions as well, and I'm free
to answer them or not.

I just got off the phone with Paul Andrews of the Seattle Times, and we
talked about exactly this. How come journalists today don't ask tough
questions. And again imho, a good journalist must always ask the toughest
questions of himself. Come back and let's figure this out. Listen. It won't
hurt, these are just bits, there's no threat to you. The worst that could
happen is that you'd learn (maybe) that I have some good ideas, and want to
do the best thing for the most possible people.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Edd Dumbill" <>
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Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: What is RDF?

> Dave,
> I'm sick and tired of your destructive attitude, both in your active
> attempts to undermine the hard work of others and in your disrespect for
> the individual people concerned--people who in the past have made every
> effort to work with you and be inclusive.
> Your recent attacks on Guha and others are outrageous, and your claims
> that refutation is possible on the highly censored
> laughable. You really are pushing things too far.
> This whole episode has sapped my energy and productivity, and I've run
> out of patience. Throughout these discussions, both on this list and in
> various other forums, everyone except for you has conducted themselves
> with civility, respect and an attempt to understand. My restraint is
> reaching its limits, and I'm not willing to misbehave in public.
> So to Rohit: please unsubscribe me from FoRK for the moment, it would be
> better for all concerned. I have no wish to receive any more offensive
> email than I already have to. Thanks for having me on the list, it's
> been both entertaining and enlightening.
> My apologies to those on this list for whom this thread holds no
> interest. I felt strongly that this message ought to be public.
> -- Edd

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