Re: Draft new DFSG
Hamish Moffatt writes ("Re: Draft new DFSG"):
> On Wed, Nov 25, 1998 at 05:33:48PM -0500, Navindra Umanee wrote:
> > Oh, you are right. This is great. Just great. I'm also wondering
> > why certain Debian members tend to vote against KDE newsgroups.
> Surely that's a personal decision and not necessarily open for discussion
However, I'm usually happy to answer the question `why did you vote
against the XYZ newsgroup ?'
The answer in the case of the KDE newsgroup is that I have a stronge
objection to the charter clause which makes licensing discussions
off-topic. If they thought their group was going to be swamped by
licensing discussions then they should have created a licensing
I mailed the proponent to inform them that this was the reason for my
`no' vote; I usually do this when I vote `no' on a newsgroup
I read news.announce.newgroups reasonably thoroughly, and often vote
`no' on ill-formed proposals. I was a votetaker around the time the
UVV was formed, and am still an anal-retentive namespace and charter
freak. For example, I voted `no' on soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm (and
made myself quite unpopular with my `no' campaign) because of the
totally crap placement in the hierarchy and the totally crap charter -
even though I have more than a passing personal interest in the group.