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Re: Re: New 'Public Domain' Licence

On Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 02:13:54AM +0200, Enrico Zini wrote:
> > Why do people blame the Creator rather than themselves if things are not 
> > as they want them to be? The Creator and His creation, the Universe, are 
> > perfect, but the creature, man, became buggy by his own choice.
> I'd rather think that, as happens with many projects, the "universe"
> package is a bit dead upstream and we'll have to maintain it and fix the
> bugs ourselves.

it's not dead. i think it was supposed to be maintainance free, but that
aparently didn't work out, so the creator ended up sending a maintainer
down roughly every 500 or 1000 years or so, in order to clean out the
bugs that have accumulated since the previous maintainer left.

unfortunately people are not always immideately upgrading because they
are arguing over each maintainer wether he was genuine or if he did an
unauthorized NMU. the fact that the maintainer does not hang around but
asks the users who have upgraded to his version to help others with the
upgrade does not help much as humans bound to misinterpret the
maintainers intentions eventually.

the latest upgrade btw came out in 1863, it was forward compatible to
handle the internet. (can't find the quote right now)

wether this upgrade is genuine or an unauthorized NMU you must find out
yourself. the maintainer left plenty of documentation he wrote himself,
for you to study.  (unlike the documentation of previous maintainers
which was written by users from memory)

greetings, martin.
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