Hello Guys,<br><br>An even better suggestion would be to assume that anyone on this list that doesn't have an @<a href="http://openmoko.org/.com/.net">openmoko.org/.com/.net</a> or @<a href="http://fic.com.tw">fic.com.tw
</a> address can only be stating an opinion. Everything else is most likely official.<br><br>Next, I believe we are intelligent enough to think critically about the comments on the OpenMoko lists. So it is important to step back, absorb the ideas and opinions and digest them for their inherent value. Remember that the only reason we speak to each other is because each one of us clearly believes that what we have to say will be of value to our audience. With that in mind, let's give each other some slack for often failing to communicate our ideas clearly, simply, and effectively.
<br><br>It is my hope, that all this passion for the OpenMoko will translate into some seriously nova software whether it is commercial or free. It is my firm belief that unless if we continue to find ways to keep the OpenMoko relevant and useful it will hardly matter what politics or religion we subscribe to.....We will have missed yet another opportunity.
<br><br>I had not meant to turn this into a sermon-ish speechification. But I hope you all can find value in what I have written here.<br><br>-Gervais<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 1/29/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">
Rod Whitby</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Oleg Gusev wrote:
<br>> Free-Software-only is the goal, but it's unfortunately not easy to<br>> achieve and depends on our common efforts.<br><br>Mike wrote:<br>> Are you one of the people running the OM project?<br><br>Oleg Gusev wrote:
<br>> No.<br><br>Then on what basis, Oleg, do you make the statement "Free-Software-only<br>is the goal" without prefixing that sentence with "In my opinion ..." ?<br><br>Your goal may not be shared by others on the project. Stating it as
<br>"the goal" only incites people. Stating it as "my goal", or "my<br>opinion" is not nearly so inflammatory.<br><br>In general (and in my opinion), the phrase "In my opinion" is not used
<br>often enough on this community mailing list, and would go some way to<br>defusing some of the heated debates ...<br><br>-- Rod<br><br><br><br>_______________________________________________<br>OpenMoko community mailing list
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