Stop trying to dissolve this project (was: Your remarks on the Wiki)
Sun Apr 20 12:51:01 2003
I would appreciate much if people which have declared publicly of not
believing in his objectives, or that think that these are not desirable,
stop trying to dissolve this project.
Nobody forces you to share these objectives. Nobody forces you to stay
here however nobody asks you to go away simply because you don't share
them. If you participate to the discussion and you bring us some
criticisms you are required to understand, before starting to criticize,
what you are criticizing and then to motivate your criticisms in an
What I think inadmissible is this attempt, in a so deceitful way, to
prevent other from pursuing these objectives, trying to transforming
this project in another thing or even suggesting to dissolve it.
Regarding Brian's attitude: I have expressed, in different occasions, my
perplexity about the difficulties to communicate with him. Frankly I
don't care of his "rough" tone, I prefer it to a "polite" and aloof tone
or, worse, to silence. These would be an attitude by a person that feels
too much superior to discuss something with "mere mortals". Instead his
"abrupt" tone shows us that he cares, he puts passion in this project
and he is frustrated inasmuch as we are when communication fails.
I think that the real problem is another: if you read IRC logs of
conversations between Faré, or Armin, and Brian you can notice that,
despite the conversation is between people with a comparable level of
knowledge concerning mathematics and CS, both Faré and Armin often have
difficulties to understand what Brian wants to know exactly when he sets
a question or which is the purpose of a conversation.
Why worry about the hermetic style of communication which sometimes
Brian has? Wake up, folk! Because he is the only person interested to
this project that has the necessary competences and has shown to devote
a constant attention to its coordination and advancement.
This project has remained moribund for years and despite this has
collected a proportion of information and ideas absolutely respectable.
This thanks to Faré mainly.
Not all these information have been organized in a coherent way, such to
have resolved every problem in the attainment of the objectives. It is
necessary to do an ulterior effort of research and synthesis, but I
believe that we are on the right road.
At this point wasting all the energies set in this project is absolutely