Re: Bug#3253: Pine base64 bug
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On 21 Aug 1997, Guy Maor wrote:
> There are some fundamental misconceptions here about the bug system.
> We've been down this road before incidentally, but more than a year
> Whether to call pine's behavior a bug or a missing feature is just a
> semantic argument. The end result must be the same - we document the
> bug's state in our tracking system.
> Yes, we should have some way to classify bugs in the system. Until we
> do, closing bugs that somebody believes are actually something else is
Who decides what is a bug?
> There is no stigma associated with having bugs filed against your
> package. Nobody is calling you a bad maintainer because of
> long-standing bugs.
But *I* would call myself a bad maintainer if I keep this open and let
others to waste their time with it, when we have so many more bugs to
fix, against free packages, and much more serious than this one.
> Our goal is to produce the best Unix anywhere, and the bug system is
> an integral part of that goal.
I though the goal was to produce the best *free* Unix. Remember that pine
is a non-free package.
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