@emacsen The emails in question seemed to me to be mostly him making a point about accurate terminology. It made me think of his insistence on distinguishing between copyright, patents, and trade secrets rather than using the popular term, IP. Of course the subject was more charged and the context, well, I guess in these contexts it's best to be silent is what the playing out of this has taught us. I could imagine things going otherwise in a less public setting or in a more healthy society.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko