[r6rs-discuss] Boycott it! (was Re: r6rs-discuss Digest, Vol 9, Issue 1)
lord at emf.net
Wed May 9 20:07:56 EDT 2007
If the effort has economic value beyond that which comes from
swaying a brand that already (and in contradictory ways) stands
for some things of lasting value, then the effort has no need to
influence the community by taking over the brand. Organize
under a different flag!
Boycott R6RS ratification!
John Cowan wrote:
> Thomas Lord scripsit:
>> But, by no means: why usurp R6 for all of this? Why change
>> the spirit of the report series in such drastic ways? It seems
>> violence against the community. It seems the usurption of a
>> brand-name that has already achieved its good place in history.
>> It seems a fundamentally economic power grab where, formerly,
>> the Rn series enjoyed a far more innocent place.
> Quite so.
> "For why?--because the good old rule
> Sufficeth them, the simple plan,
> That they should take, who have the power,
> And they should keep who can."
> I hold this to be a good thing in this case, however.
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