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Re: [Debconf-team] help clear up Debians reputation; Debconf misdeeds

On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 12:36:52PM +0300, Riku Voipio wrote:
On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 02:22:29AM -0700, Ted Walther wrote:
Debconf has been given more than $100,000 USD this year by various

The debconf organizers (mostly Andreas Schuldei) have worked really
hard to get *all* of that money *themself*, so the organizers can damn
well choose themself how to use that money[1].

They were given the money for the purpose of a Debian conference.  If
they spent it however they chose, the sponsors would feel cheated.

Please take some perspective,a free conference and travel sponsoring is
*enermous* priviledge. It's not something anyone should take for

My perspective is that when a project represents itself as being an
official part of Debian by

a) accepting monetary loans from the DPL
b) using the official Debian logo on conference t-shirts
c) posting to debian-devel-announce mailing list

then it is a part of Debian, and should run itself by Debians publicly
states rules of openness, accountability, and most of all, fairness.

Remember, Raphael Hertzog was condemned for posting his Debian/Ubuntu
message to debian-devel-announce, which I found just as relevant and
interesting as the Debconf announcement.


Either the organizers of Debconf should come out and make a public
statement that Raphael Hertzog was in the right to post to
debian-devel-announce, or they should stop those activities listed above
that lead people to expect a Debian standard of behavior from them.


It's not true unless it makes you laugh, but you don't understand it until it makes you weep.

Eukleia: Ted Walther
Address: 5690 Pioneer Ave, Burnaby, BC  V5H2X6 (Canada)
Contact: 604-430-4973

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