At 08:04 22/2/98, Bruce R. Gilson wrote: >Ray Brown wrote: > >>Interesting - I've never understood how a partisan of one system can work >>in a constructive way on a similar conIAL which would, if successful, >>clearly be a rival. (I can understand a partisan of, say, Ido working on >>something like Voksigid, but not on a potential Euroclone rival.) > >Well, both Jim Carter (inventor of guaspi) and John Cowan (a pretty devoted >Lojbanist) helped on the Voksigid effort. To some extent I understand that. These are experimental loglans. It's probably interesting taking part in similar, but interestingly different, experiments. > And Chris Zervic (who I believe still >loves Esperanto) and Leo Moser, not just Phil Hunt and Jay Bowks, are part >of our effort. So Leo's there - hope that means he hasn't given up Bahasan. >There are some people who feel they can do it. And unless they clearly try to >pull the group in a way contrary to our majority direction to the extent that >we can't function properly, I see no problem in accepting their contributions >even though I look at them with some caution. I was particularly wary about >Chris Zervic at first because of his Esperanto connection. timeo Danaos et dona ferentes. ;-) >But he seems to be >participating in the group in a positive manner. Watch out for mole-hills. ;-) >I myself would have difficulty in participating in a project that is close to >our version of Novial, but slightly different. But I'm not going to _reject_ >the participation of anyone who thinks he can contribute and who appears to me >to _be_ contributing in the spirit of our group. As I said, I certainly do *not* want to get involved in the internal politics of your group (but one is slightly curious when an unexpected name is mentioned). Ray.