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"Please respond to the strongest plausible interpretation of what someone says, not a weaker one that's easier to criticize. Assume good faith."


We detached this subthread from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21467673.

Sure, but those are only weasel words and blatant lies. Talking about "Commercializing Open-Source", when you are in fact closing your source code is dishonest. And I think HN needs honesty. Even with some bluntness.

That's how we get flamewars. What feels like honest bluntness on the inside seems like trollish flames on the outside—not to everyone, of course, but reliably to someone, who then feels justified not only in reacting but escalating.

The only way out of this, if you want to have an internet forum that doesn't burn (which we do!) is for everyone to practice making their points in a more thoughtful way. Maybe you don't owe that to the closers-of-source-code; but you owe it to the community if commenting here.


> Maybe you don't owe that to the closers-of-source-code

You assume I have something against closers of source code. Do not assume bad faith please.

I don't like closers of source code who say "Yes, We're Open (source)". https://sentry.io/_/open-source/ or https://sentry.io/welcome/ "Sentry provides open-source and hosted error monitoring".

This is not honest. I think honesty when selling software is important.

I'll take note for the future and will try to present the facts in a more politically correct way. This is an american forum afterall.

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