Re: Draft new DFSG
>>"Richard" == Richard G Roberto <email@example.com> writes:
Richard> On 25 Nov 1998 02:54:28 -0600, Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Manoj> We do not decide on whether to let people or package is based
Manoj> on their skin color, race, creed, or whther the developers happen to
Manoj> like them today.
Richard> Despite the poor grammar,
Does the substitution of ``in'' for ``is'' correct my usage fo
grammar? I plead quilty to being a poor speller, but rarely have I
been justly accused of grammatical travesties as they appeared above.
Richard> I think I understand what you're trying to say here, but I
Richard> can point you to piles of archived messages that demonstrate
Richard> differently (in practice).
I'll bite, Mr Bones. Please show me where we have decided to
exclude people or packages based on their skin color, race, creed, or
whether we happened to dislike them today.
Either come up with the scads of archived messages
demonstrating that packages were excluded (or people) based on the
criteria quoted, or apologize for spreading this level of slander
about the Debian project.
Richard> Though I do agree with your statement in that acknowledging
Richard> this behavior publicly in the language of the DFSG would be
Richard> a bad idea. Better still would be to not exercise such
Have we, then, exercised such doscrimination? You implication
certainly is that we have. Please back up your implications with
facts, or recant.
Being Ymor's right-hand man was like being gently flogged to death
with scented bootlaces. Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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