From: Francisco Bornéo (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 22:33:25 GMT
At 16:37 4/3/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Not everyone is a "starving artist" who does everything for the most "pure
>and noble" of intentions, if such things really do exist.
I did not say that and I did not expect it from you. All I said is when any
creator of any work put it in the world, or tun it public, he must expected
replies, critics, and suggestions. And, for sure, we have to be humble to
think of them. When we launch something in the world we begin a dialogue
with the world, many times against our will. That is the price to be public
and creative! Many times, in this inevitable dialogue, people who talk to
us are not so intelligent like us. But, even in this case, we have to stop
and think of it. And like it or not, that the way things happens. I call
>I work on AbiWord because *I* want to, not because other people want me
>to. This means that:
>1) I don't have to implement anything I don't want to
>2) I don't have to fix any bug that I don't want to
>3) I don't have to answer any question that I don't want to
Yes... for sure...
>Our works inevitably get released to the world. However, *very* often we
>do things for ourselves and not for the betterment of all humanity.
Let me disappoint you but the humanity is bigger than you. And, Dom,
working in a word processor, freeware, open source, *is* doing something
for the betterment of all humanity.
>If your interests don't match mine, don't expect them to get
>unless you find some way to motivate me.
Again, yes... for sure...
> > > > Why do you think "smart programs usually end up being dumb and
> > > > Why such fear??
> > Why???
>Because they try to replace a smart being (human) with an algorithm
You know it's impossible. It was a fantasy from the last century.
>Ok, having smart algorithms for managing nuclear reactions is a good
>thing. But I would
>not call nuclear reactions a "meaningless trivial task."
Well, Dom, some people are more interest in "meaningless trivial task" than
"managing nuclear reactions". It's the way the world works. Think of it.
>I do not understand why a simple request turns almost in a
> > tempest.
>"Why does so simple of a question offend your ego and become a
>tempest/storm". Your translation was perfect.
No it was not, I tried to say egos, I was thinking in general, not exactly
in you. By the way, do understand portuguese?
>I didn't start a tempest,
I did not say that, I was thinking in the list. I'm not blaming you, of
course not. You know, Dom, english is not my language, I know it is very
bad and primarily. I have a lot of difficulties to explain exactly what I
>I don't have to do as you wish. If you don't like my "no" answer, convince
>someone else to do
>this work for you or do it yourself.
I do not know how to do that, you know that for sure. And, by the way, I
can live without it!!!
>You replied to my "no" email personally
What's "no" email ?
>(not on the list) and tried to
>convince me that you were right. I still disagree with you.
Well, I forgot cc field. Your reply was privately. So, when I realize, I
email you, privately, asking your permission to forward the message to the
> I still disagree with you.
Your right, I disagree with you. My right!!
> > You don't need to be sorry, I understand your point of view, I
> > I respect it. You just need to respect me!
Sometimes it does not looks likes. But I guess it is just a wrong
impression. I disagree with you but I respect you and admire your work!
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