> >>"Paul" == Paul J Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Paul> and now we'll quote the dictionary? anyone (Manoj) what's the
> Paul> Webster definition of free?
> Paul> I'm serious too, I want to hear it here...
> Glad to oblige. The definition is long, and unlike dogma, has
> multiple meaning, and shades of meanings. Something like the DFSG is
> needed to qualify it to make clear exactly what you mean. There are
> 44 meaning (please persevere to the end, there is more after the
> definition, and if I spent the time to write it, you can at least
> read it)
<sniped definitions of free>
While we are on definitions... :)
... a definite authoritative tenet ...
.. a definite authoritative tenet ... put forward without adequate grounds.
positive in assertion of opinion esp. when unwarranted and arrogant.
< can refer to either dogma or dogmatism. >
DICTATORIAL is a synonym.
(From Merriam Webster's Ninth New Collegiate)
While we'll certainly always have some dogmatic Debian developers, I
certainly hope the debian distribution never is characterized by
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