Re: Debian Weekly News - June 27th, 2000
Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 18, 2000 at 12:12:42AM -0400, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 17, 2000 at 10:29:56PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jul 17, 2000 at 09:37:13AM +0200, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> > > > There will be no non-free removal from Debian archives.
> > >
> > > Sorry, Napoleon, but it's not up to you. In this project we put such
> > > matters to a vote.
> > I think it was obvious that he was making a prediction, not giving an
> > order.
> "There will be no supper for you tonight." Is that a prediction, or an
> implication that the speaker has sufficient power to volitionally
> achieve the result stated?
The example phrase you used suggested power, since we all
recognize it as a parent speaking to a child. I did not infer
the same context from Jérôme's word.
I didn't think he was ordering us around when I read it.
I can't believe we're having this conversation either. I hope
Debian can return to a less confrontational attitude soon.