Re: non-DFSG section and CD distributers
Christoph Lameter wrote:
> Another expression of the same:
> - We do not tolerate other views, approaches, or principles
> - We are always right and we must be right and others
> must do things the way we have "demonstrated" it.
> - If you do not play by our rules then we dont play
> - We are unable to cooperate with others since we will
> reject all compromise.
> - We will insist on our words and the meaning we give them.
> We have are the right (tm) software worldview.
> - We do not bother with inferior low lifes who have
> not seen the (GPL) life yet and are refusing to understand
> that we mean GPL when we say free.
> - We believe one day all the world will only use GPL software...
> On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > We are the standard-bearers.
> > We define free software.
> > We show how it should be done.
> > We are the demonstration that it can be done.
> > We do not take the low road or the coward's course.
> > We do not seek to fit in.
> > We do not trade our principles for popularity.
Christoph is being a bit too cynical, but he does have a point.
What Bruce has written, while pretty much true, needs to be read
in context or people will read it somewhat along the lines that
Christoph has written. Frankly, seeing what Bruce wrote at the top
of a web page would make me think the page was written by some
religious zealots. The tone is a bit too strong for my taste.
The following removes some of the harshness without removing the
intent. It also manages to end on a positive note:
We are the standard-bearers.
We support only free software.
We do not take the low road or the coward's course.
We do not seek to fit in.
We do not trade principles for popularity.
We show that it can be done.
We show that it works.
BTW, before people suggest that things be put on the web pages,
they should think about how it could fit in and where. It is too
easy for them to become a jumble of seemingly unrelated pages.
It is not clear to me how or where something like the above
could be included without redesigning the layout.
I don't even see the point of including it.
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