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jacob at appelbaum.net
Tue Jul 9 06:57:04 PDT 2013
Patrick Mylund Nielsen:
> If it's so easy, go ahead and produce a more secure alternative that people
> will use. Talking about how exceedingly easy it is in Internet forums
> doesn't contribute much.
I'm not sure if you're away but Maxim did exactly this many years ago.
He wrote a system called cables:
What I hear from you is a common idea: it is the idea is that people who
don't build those systems don't have a right to voice negative or
When we degrade others for their criticisms by suggesting that they only
get to speak if they've met some arbitrary bar for entry is
dis-empowering. I know that we all do this but perhaps it isn't the best
way to move forward?
While I think Maxim is viewed as exceedingly harsh in how he writes, I
think that your response is really the wrong way to deal with him. We
should consider that his cultural background is different and that as
far as I understand it, he isn't a native english speaker. Between the
two things, perhaps we might just ask him to be nicer?
Allow me to try a different tactic:
Hey - Maxim - people appreciate what you have to say but when you say it
in a way that they perceive harshly, they can't hear your pretty
reasonable advice. I think you might care about this - albeit moderately
- still, I think you'd reach a lot of people if they understood it in a
different frame. Probably people don't understand that you're a one man
powerhouse of anonymity and security projects (cables, Liberté Linux,
etc), they probably stop thinking when they feel insulted or that you've
insulted someone else. :(
All the best,
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