Friday, May 22, 2009 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Evil Is as Evil Does

Jens Alfke, regarding the Eucalyptus rejection:

Maybe you think “evil” is too strong or melodramatic or exaggerated a word for this. Then feel free to substitute something that has fewer loaded connotations to you—“unethical” or “anticompetitive” or whatever. But if you’re one of those who, like me, has applied the “e” word to the past actions of Microsoft, or to groups that try to ban books from libraries, then I think there’s really no option but to use the same blunt language here and now.

Secondly, Alfke makes a good point in the first comment that there can be a big difference between what users think is in the SDK and the reality of what’s allowed.

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