Re: Copyright from the lcs-projekt!? [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: First cut at testing and validation]
On Fri, 14 Aug 1998, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 1998 at 03:47:50PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > >> From the beginning of the discussion on debian-policy, and now here,
> > Marcus> I heard from you that people have knee-jerk reactions and are now even
> > Marcus> stupid, just because they have a different opinion on what belongs to
> > Marcus> Debian than you.
> > Did I say that? I said "I am hearing knee jerk reactions". No
> > attribution. And I am getting knee jerk reactions. Did I say people
> > who disagree with me are stupid? No. I said "Personally, I think it
> > would be inconcievably stupid of Debian not to have this document, as
> > well as the other immutable documents (like the FSSTND, FHS, and the
> > GPL) in main.". If you do not see a difference, I suggest you take a
> > refresher course in the English language.
> Debian is a word, it can't be stupid. Only people can be stupid, so you are
> implying that those people who favour to have the FHS and other
> non-modificable standard documents out of the main distribution want to make
> a stupid decision. How else should your words be read?
Well, I read it to mean that the idea is stupid. There is such a thing as
a stupid idea, and it doesn't require a stupid person to have one. I have
stupid ideas all the time ;-)
> > Marcus> This is highly annoying,
> > As are your feeble attempts at censorship.
> Your ability to twist my words is unreached.
You are both doing an admirable job in that respect. Has it moved either
idea forward? Tangles over wording are always a diversion from the real
issues, so, let's not get diverted, ok?
"Once you start throwing dirt, you begin loosing ground."
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