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Re: Debian Bug#20445 disagree

On Fri, Apr 17, 1998 at 01:07:34AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Hi,
> >>"Marcus" == Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> Marcus> Is gettext so unstable? I doubt it.
> 	Dpes not matter. We should be respecting the upstream authors
>  wishes. Already Debian has the reputation of not forwarding bugs
>  upstream; I do not want to add to that a report that we flagrantly
>  ignore express requests by the authours. 

Sure, I honour the wish of the upstream author. I don't know how our
reputation is.
> Marcus> If it is only in experimental because the upstream author
> Marcus> expressed his wish not to distribute it widely, I consider
> Marcus> this as an abuse of experimental/.
> 	Fine. Create a nerw heirarchy that like
>  not-to-be-widely-distributed-use-at-your-own-risk-do-not-put-on-cd
>  and put it in there. What purpose would this distinction serve?
> Marcus> I do not. I think the whole thing about free software is to
> Marcus> spread it.
> 	When it is ready. Early shipping is a major source of
>  potential mebarrasement, and may alienate users.  If the authors
>  themselves consider it unfit for general consumtion, are we not being
>  presumtuous in saying we know the software better than the authors? 
> Marcus> Probably not on the binary CD, but what about the source CD,
> Marcus> which is mainly interesting for developers. I hope some
> Marcus> vendors will be kind enough to be not so picky.
> 	It should not be a part of the Official CD, in my opinion,
>  until the author gives an OK.

I do not ask for it (again). I just hope that somebody is keen enough to put it
on CD (*not* on the official CD), to save me *money* that I can spend better
than on the telephon company (in good books for example, to learn programming
and help with gettext). IMHO opinion, the upstream author is only hurting
himself, but his MMV.

done with Debian i18n (not the group, btw, they are trying to swim against
the stream, which I find brave).

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