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To: Brandon Van Every <vanevery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: freeciv <freeciv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Freeciv] Re: feed the troll
From: Tomasz Wegrzanowski <maniek@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 20:32:19 +0200

On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 02:06:23AM -0700, Brandon Van Every wrote:
> > - This is a freeciv list, not a copyright or politics discussion
> > list. Please stay on topic and please do not feed the troll.
> Indeed, if I saw evidence that some of you were actually taking up the
> discussion in to get genuine clarity on these
> matters, I'd be happy to stop talking here.  Until then, I'm more
> inclined to sow seeds of unrest among you about what kind of legal
> grounds you're really on.  I think some of you have your doubts about
> what you're doing being legit, and I think there are good reasons for
> you to have those doubts.
> Anyways, my stake in the matter is educational.


> I'm trying to be a
> commercial game developer,

s/proprietary game developer/semi-monopolist protected by state/

> and I don't like seeing commercial game
> developers being ripped off.

s/proprietary game developers/semi-monopolists protected by state/

> I believe the long term strategy is to
> educate the gamers

s/educate/spread FUD amongst/

> and so-called Free Software developers about what


> Intellectual Property is and isn't, and what ripping people off does and


> doesn't mean.
> I will happily do my best to contact the authors and owners of Civ II at
> any time, if you really want the most direct clarification possible of
> what they think of your activities.  If enough of you say the word, I'll
> track it down.

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