Wed Oct 6 16:10:00 GMT 2004
On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 02:45:00PM +0100, Phil Betts wrote:
>Alexander Gottwald wrote:
>>On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Thomas Munro wrote:
>>> On this page:
>>> there is a heading:
>>> "11.4. Whom holds the copyright on the Cygwin/X source code?"
>>> It should of course be "Who".
>>> Sorry to send such trivial feedback to this list but your index
>>> page give this address for such problems!
>The links referred to in Harold's message only serve to prove him
>wrong. Yes, even the great can occasionally have an off day ;-)
>I only mention this because the vehemence of Harold's rebuttal is
>likely to persuade others that he is correct, and it wouldn't do to
>perpetuate the confusion.
There is a problem with being a language lawyer on the internet.
1. The quality pr state of being vehement; impetuous force;
impetuosity; violence; fury; as, the vehemence.
2. Violent ardor; great heat; animated fervor; as, the vehemence of
love, anger, or other passions.
n 1: the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or
2: (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's
surrejoinder [syn: rebutter]
I saw no vehemence in his response and it wasn't a rebuttal. Harold was
willing to make the changes -- he just had some additional rules for so
This was, most likely, a representation of exasperation at people
expecting him to spend time with fixes for grammatical problems while
contributing nothing else of value.
I won't say that I agree or disagree with his position but he surely had
the right to choose to spend his time as he wanted and to set rules for
>Picks up soapbox and walks off into the sunset...
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