Re: ZDNet 'Leaning Towards Linux' Article
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, James Troup writes:
>Kirk Hilliard <email@example.com> writes:
>> Nils' message was straight forward, polite, and informative --
>> hardly a flame.
>"While Red Hat is a commercial distribution sold for profit"
>Is misleading and provocative.
Misleading, maybe, but I don't see how that is provocative. And no, the
sentence preceding this one is not intended to be provocative either :)
>But this *all* misses the point; it doesn't matter if his message was
>the most straight forward, polite, and informative message ever
>written, it should *not* have been sent off in the name of Debian with
>_zero_ chance for developer comment.
I agree with you on this. I assumed that with iwj's OK it was good enough
to send. Obviously, judging by the discussions in this group afterwards, it
is not. I've added a section to the debian publicity page that defines what
a press comment should and should not be, and how to go about writing and
releasing it. Please take a look at it at http://www.rpi.edu/~lohnen and
Thanks for the feedback, and sorry about the hassle this has caused.
>Blah, I've said all I'm going to say on this as I'm repeating myself.
>New Debian WWW Master (hope you don't mind jt)
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