Re: This ugly policy discussion on debian-user.
>>"Clint" == Clint Adams <email@example.com> writes:
Clint> What I meant was that there was sufficient reason to warrant a
Clint> change instead of it being scoffed at as being too trivial to
Clint> alter the status quo.
I think there is. CD retailers are Debian users, too. Also, I
think there is little difference between 2.0.1 and 2.0 r1, and if
that makes sure we do not go the way of betamax (or the nicer
technology even whose name I don't recall), I am for it.
If the silly little name change makes some people happy, and I
can't see anyone that it harms, and it increases the popularity of
Debian at the same time, where do I sign up?
I would be yelling loder than anyone if I though there was a
technical weakness in the new nomenclature. Like slipstream releases
would be. But this should be a win-win solution. I am confused by the
>> c) aesthetic objections to the new scheme?
Clint> Well, admittedly it's pretty ugly, but you're leaving out the
Clint> "cookie cutter" comments. I think that Dave & Paul view the
Clint> scheme change as symbolic of Debian sacrificing its quality and
Clint> ideals for the sake of the CD manufacturers.
Clint> From time to time, I feel like Debian is a little too
Clint> CD-oriented. Usually around those times, Bruce posts something
Clint> reasonable that assuages my concerns. I'd think that that
Clint> wouldn't work for people who think that Bruce is the antichrist
Clint> taking kickbacks from Bill Gates.
Please understand, the 200-odd developers are not in Debian
for the money, we are generally driven by other motives, and we have
choosen to donate our work (I get paid at $250.00/hour for
consulting) for a higher goal, we are not going to throw away our
dedication to free software for a few lousy bucks, and we are even
less likely than users to have someone shanghai our work than the
user community is (we have more invested, after all).
"Ever free-climbed a thousand foot vertical cliff with 60 pounds of
gear strapped to your butt?" "No." "'Course you haven't, you
fruit-loop little geek." The Mountain Man, one of Dana Carvey's SNL
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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