"This is what I posted on Forte's blog:
Dear Maximilian (and contributors),
I’ve been trying to follow the controversy about the name of the OAC and contributed towards its resolution. I wanted to share some thought with you here.
I think I could agree with you if I had not followed the story closely since almost the beginning. That is why I would find it fair to try to inform people here about the history of the (O)AC.
There is some informations on Max's…"
"As an OAC member who didn't notice this discussion happening until just now, I want to advocate *not* changing the name -- the whole discussion is bizarre, is Max Forte simultaneously committed to "open anthropology" but only if…"
"Well, maybe I have used the word "ethics" too much. Ok. But it doesn't change the situation.
I do not think that the term "collective punishment" is the right term here. It might be "protection of one's compatriots…"
"Igor, you seem to think that invoking the magic word "ethics" allows the negation of others' human rights, such as freedom of opinion and conscience, and freedom from collective punishment.
Using the word "ethics" as a…"
"You did not understand, Philip.
Enrique does not said this, IMO, in the interest of "openess", whatever meaning you give to that word. I'd say he wrote this because he was simply choked by an obvious lack of ethics in the part of…"
"Igor sends us to listen to the wisdom of Enrique Betancourt. Thank you, Igor.
Enrique Betancourt's English is excellent; his manners, not so much. "Porcine individuals"?
He threatens to keep individuals whose opinions he disagrees…"
"As the debate is moribond, I think I can write hrere without risking being mobbed because of my anonymity.
I just wanted to draw your attention on a comment that really seems to support my earlier warnings…"
"To all of you who are posting your heart-felt comments and opinions: Thank you. I'm gratified that so many of you feel passionate about these subjects, and that you have so many good ideas on how to deal with these issues and move forward.
"My impression is that many people find the concerns here difficult to appreciate because they simply cannot comprehend the weight placed in North American culture on the concept of 'identity' or the meaning of 'identity theft' as…"
"Of course, we have to protect what we have built and still the question is why Max remembered the NAME at mid August , instead of putting this matter on the table at 28 of May when OAC started just 3 months ago. Maybe he thought that his site starts…"
"Thanks for this, Giovanni. The discussion is one-sided because Max has been planning it for a while and has plenty of supporters lined up to argue his case here. The Admins have already lost one of our group in this affair; and we are trying to come…"
"I agree that we should first of all decide IF we need a name change, and only after ask what this should be. However, I'm concerned about a number of things.
Linking to Forte's post and to this discussion in an eventual poll question…"