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Re: Good ARM board for Debian?

On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Jerry Stuckle <jstuckle@attglobal.net> wrote:
> On 12/24/2013 6:37 AM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> jerry: i apologise - there are too many judgements and assumptions for
>> me to be able to continue this conversation, especially without
>> consultancy fees being paid.  i've given you a lot of advice: you're
>> not listening to it.  you may also wish to bear in mind that the
>> client is going to be able to do their own google searches and find
>> this conversation.  you may also wish to consider that you've misled
>> people on this list, and they have provided you with answers according
>> to those misleading questions.  you might like to consider
>> compensating them - or the debian project - for their time in some
>> appropriate way.
>> l.
> Luke,
> Sorry, I have been upfront since the start about the requirements.  I have
> not misled anyone.

 you've misled people by releasing information in reverse-order.  we
had no idea that you have a client who is looking for 1000s of units.
that came *later* in a 2nd message.  the 1st message - weeks ago -
gave everyone the impression that you were looking for a *personal*
system.  everyone responded on that basis.

>  But you have continued to ignore those requirements,
> instead pushing your own design,

 wrong on several counts.  i _have_ warned you about making
judgements, jerry.  now you're beginning to annoy me by continuing to
make judgements, when i'm trying to help you.  and not being paid to
do so.

1) based on the facts (which have come through very slowly), the
EOMA68 design and the design strategy is the only one that fits the
requirements.  despite your judgements to the contrary.

2) i have given you some leads to explore.  the freescale and atmel
parts.  these are nothing to do with the EOMA68 design.

3) when we did not have all the facts, i and several others
recommended that you explore the cubieboard and other hardware.  when
you *eventually* presented all the facts [drip-feed], those boards
were eliminated.  also, the EOMA68-A20 and Improv were not ready or
available at the time so i could not recommend them at the time.

> which does not work on several fronts.

 that is a judgement on your part which is in direct conflict with the
facts.  i'm still waiting for you to ask the questions rather than
continuing to make judgements.

 are you interested in asking questions or is it more useful to you to
pass judgement?

> And I hope you don't continue to demand consulting fees for Debian email
> list support.  There are thousands of people on this and other Debian lists
> who provide answers to questions without being mercenary about it.  And they
> do it without asking if this is a personal or work-related question.

 you may continue to view this in a way that is useful to you.

> Yes, my client can read this thread; in fact they know this is one of the
> places I'm looking.  I was very up front with them about the difficulty in
> meeting their requirements,

 jerry, i have to be honest, here: the difficulty is in your ability
to understand the field, not in the requirements themselves.


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