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Re: [gNewSense-users] Added item to HowToHelp page

From: Bake Timmons
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Added item to HowToHelp page
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 02:20:04 -0400
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>> I added the following item to :
>> * Help promote gNewSense in the media, such as on Wikipedia
> I dont think Wikipedia should be refered to as "the media". its not a
> media outlet.
> kk

I was probably thinking of media in a larger sense.  What about

* Help promote gNewSense in the media and in other venues, such as Wikipedia


I should note that I just have completed a round of edits on
Wikipedia and am now consulting with the FSF on a somewhat subtle
issue.  Although this work risks being somewhat ephemeral, given the
propensity of opponents to quickly counter or roll back edits, I hope
some things stick.

It's funny and yet scary how elaborate some of the tactics again free
software can be.  For example, on an article about the "GNU/Linux
naming controversy", there is a section making a *big deal* about how
to pronounce "GNU/Linux".  To me, it is an obvious parody, overloaded
with strings and strings of phonetic symbols, IMO intending to
discredit free software by saying "look how loony the free software
crowd is."  Of course, within a mere *20 minutes* of me trimming some
of the redundant material, the junk was promptly restored.

I will not at all get personal about any Wikipedia stuff, but I cannot
help but ask, does it surprise anyone that the user that reverted my
change just *happens* to be a highly active member of
WikiProject Microsoft Windows, etc., etc.?  %^)

FWIW, I will try to come to some kind of agreement with that dude.
Still--I cannot help it, HAHAHA!

Good night!

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