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Maybe, but it's a question of perception by the world outside ET regular users. An "ET LLP" would be an entity with the same name as this place and different purposes, whatever they are. This would lead to a blurred image of ET and would probably be counterproductive vis-à-vis the goals Jérôme mentioned, i.e. influence the public debate in Europe.

I'm all for ET being a springboard for many projects and I hope I will be part of some of them. I also think it would be a good thing for them to mention they were born thanks to ET, but I don't think they should be branded "ET projects", mainly because, as Colman rightly points it, only a few users would be involved and other users might disagree with their statements or achievements. Were an entity named ET to publish a paper or a study, its conclusions or recommendations would be understood as representing the view of all ET users.

Even the LTEs that have been drafted here were not published under the name ET, but signed by persons mentioning they were ET editors or users. Fortunately, there is no "party line" here.

Let hundreds of flowers blossom, but don't give to all of them the same name!

 

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Tue Nov 13th, 2007 at 05:29:23 AM EST
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