freedom of speech, opinions and stuff

In the last week i blogged my opinions about certain things that made some people overreacted and some of them reach a new high (or should I said a new low? ) in their comments. Ok I made some comments publicly and I accept the fact some people out there doesn't share
my opinions, but do we really need to use free personal attack or life threathening emails?? If we need to use this to win an argument or defend our "faith" I think some persons are greatly misunderstanding the right of free speech and honestly need to grow up and get a life.

I took a day to think about this and work on some paying contract ( kolab/samba/asterisk and kde related if you want to know), and I realised that I have overreacted to the emails flood, I also wants to thanks all those who showed me support, I really appreciate it thanks :)

On the M2 front, the stuff is advancing really well, except for finding a new name. more later I need my morning coffee.


Freedom of speech has to do with censorship, not with people complaining about what you say. In fact, freedom of speech ensures that people are able to complain about what you say.

By Scott Wheeler at Fri, 07/22/2005 - 18:39

You took the words from my mouth.

By rams at Fri, 07/22/2005 - 18:41

freedom of speech does not allow for defamation of character or threats to a person's well-being

By garreth at Fri, 07/22/2005 - 19:33

There are two types of modifies that are sometimes applied to that -- some countries have a provision that allows for punishment, but not censorship, of those who use that freedom for hate speech and similar (i.e. the US). Other countries (i.e. Germany) have limited types of speech which are in fact censored.

But the concept of freedom of speech itself does not contain a "so long as..." clause. ;-)

By Scott Wheeler at Fri, 07/22/2005 - 19:45

I see your point, and some what agree with you.
I should have said it in a way that people can say whatever they want (as free speech) but as being part of a civilised world we can expect those people to behave as civilised people ...

now I think it's closer to what I wanted to say in the first place

By Mathieu Chouinard at Fri, 07/22/2005 - 19:52

Hi, Scott it's been a long time =)
glad to see you're still alive

By Mathieu Chouinard at Fri, 07/22/2005 - 19:22