Re: long term goals of debian membership
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Glenn McGrath) wrote:
> > So is one better than average person more valuable than 10 or 100 less
> > skilled people ?
> Are you kidding? Yes, it certainly is. Substandard work and poor ideas,
> even if implemented with great vigor, usually prove to be more detrimental
> than good.
> Take dpkg, for instance. We don't let just anybody work on that code. It
> is far too important to trust to just anybody. Ian Jackson was careful to
> guard it against tampering by unqualified hands, and he was correct to do
What's your point?!?
The point isn't "let's drag in shitloads of stupid newbies off the street so
they can hack dpkg", it's, "let's at least give some food and a bedpan when
they've been tent-queueing up for 9.9e99999999999999999 years".