[Python-Dev] Glowing endorsement of open source and Python

Eric S. Raymond esr@snark.thyrsus.com
Fri, 8 Jun 2001 12:23:34 -0400

It doesn't get much better than this:

		<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

In the absence of any evidence tending to show that possession 
or use of a 'shotgun having a barrel of less than eighteen inches 
in length' at this time has some reasonable relationship to the 
preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, we cannot 
say that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear 
such an instrument. [...] The Militia comprised all males 
physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense.  
        -- Majority Supreme Court opinion in "U.S. vs. Miller" (1939)