From: Kragen Sitaker (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Aug 23 2000 - 18:28:27 PDT
By the way, Dave, I'm sorry you're feeling so upset. I hope things
work out well between you and O'Reilly --- try not to assume the
worst. In the cases of WDDX and Bronco/Casbah, the last two times I
remember you getting upset like this, there was no ill-will on the
other party's part, and things worked out fine in the end.
Karl Anderson writes:
> But, you know, an open source idea is that if you don't own
> the code today, don't assume that the software will be on your side
> tomorrow. Of course, the whole idea behind blogger, web email, &
> many other web based services is that ordinary jerks shouldn't have to
> own anything, they should just use a standard web interface.
Here's what I want.
I want all of my Internet services to be provided by nonprofit
organizations I have a vote in. I want my email to land at a co-hosted
box I share with 100 or 200 other people; I want my Web pages to be
served from a similar box; I want to use software administered by such
I don't want any person to be able to cut off my Internet access or
screw up my web pages without accountability. It's too much to ask for
no person to be able to cut off my Internet access or screw up my web
pages, but I at least want them to be accountable for doing so.
-- <firstname.lastname@example.org> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/> Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. -- Gandalf the Grey [J.R.R. Tolkien, "Lord of the Rings"]
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