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Re: Debian goes big business?

On Wed, Jan 20, 1999 at 06:12:14PM -0500, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Laurent Martelli <martelli@iie.cnam.fr> writes:
>    >>>>> "ChL" == Christian Lavoie <clavoie@enter-net.com> writes:
>        ChL> Bottom line: Debian should remain developer controlled.
>    What about non-developper users ? Shouldn't they have a word to say,
>    even if they can't or do not have the time to contribute with code ? 
> They should have `a word to say', and they do--they can subscribe to
> Debian lists and give their feedback and advice, which developers are
> free to follow or ignore.  But they do not, and should not, IMO, have
> the privilege of voting or otherwise setting policy.  Users are not
> developers and shouldn't presume to be.

i mostly agree but wouldn't put it anywhere near that strongly.

users are not developers, but they might be one day. one of the good
things about debian is that users who are willing to put in some work
CAN join up as developers.

i started that way a few years ago, and i'll bet that most debian
developers did too.


craig sanders

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