Re: GNU within the name
>>>>> "Erik" == Erik Steffl <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Erik> the question is whether you have a right in the first place.
>> Yeah, I think it is part of the right of free speech, which is
>> commonly accepted right in contemporary democratic countries and I
>> really hope is respected by Free Software developers, no matter if
>> they are citizens of not so democratic ones.
Erik> so what? I said it's annoying, not illegal. I did not say they
Erik> _cannot_ do it.
Well, the phrase "the question is whether you have a right in the
first place" sounds like questioning this right to me. Glad we don't
have disagreement here.
Erik> as I said it's completely different for debian developers -
Erik> if a debian developer tries to convince other debian
Erik> developers it's ok. if gnu tries to convince others to
Erik> change the name it's not OK (that's what I said is annoying
Erik> narcissism, not strictly wrong but even less right, IMO)
>> I don't have the impression that Debian is a closed order,
>> self-contained and isolated from the rest of the world.
Erik> no it's not.
Good! You know, in-breeding is dangerous, it's always better to be
open to opinions outside one's immediate environment.
Erik> it does not have anything to do with the issue though. the
Erik> point is that debian developers are debian developers while
Erik> fsf/rsm are outsiders asking number of parties (not only
Erik> debian) to change the name. yes, they _can_ do that. but I
Erik> consider it annoying and against common practice in free
Erik> software world.
I consider the TNF "request" MUCH more annoying, completely
unfounded and dangerously playing with the (probably justified) fears
from the US judicial system.