Message from discussion How about an Oracle debate?
From: Glen A Stromquist <glen_stromquist@no_spam_yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: How about an Oracle debate?
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Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 21:48:16 GMT
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Don Burleson wrote:
> Hello Glen,
>>I've never been to OOW yet, but I'd go if this event was a "go"!
> Yes, I'm getting lots of interest in a face-to-face debate.
> However, I've been informed that there may be a problem that I did not
> consider, that these names don't correspond with "real" people.
> It turns out that I cannot verify that Nuno Souto, Richard Foote or
> Howard J. Rogers actually exist. No resumes with verifiable details,
> no photographs of any of them.
> It's so easy to create anonymous accounts that I guess you never
> really know who you are talking with. Heck, you don't even know
> for-sure who I am.
> I just got an e-mail suggesting that Howard J. Rogers is really a 14
> year-old girl, but I have no way to prove it, one way or the other. .
> . .
I have no doubt that Howard is a real person and who he says he is, I
have exchanged e-mails with him regarding oracle/linux issues from time
to time and I frequently tour his site.
When I first read the thread on a debate it sounded semi-serious, my
suggesting SB as a moderator was purely tongue-in-cheek. Of course I had
not read the preceding thread that I am assuming led up to this.
Good debates are great to watch and usually quite informative, but
having read further on this topic I'm quite sure this one would be