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Re: freedom-subtracted.debian.org (was: Re: KDE)

On 10-Mar-99 Navindra Umanee wrote:
> Montreal Wed Mar 10 15:39:56 1999
> Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <gaia@iki.fi> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 10, 1999 at 01:59:20PM -0500, Navindra Umanee wrote:
>> > I think many people get turned off from Debian because of the
>> > political games (eg, me).
>> What political games?  The only things political in Debian I can see
>> are the annual leader elections.
> These political games.  If you go to #freebsd on efnet, you'll find a
> surprising number of people who dropped Debian and went to FreeBSD
> precisely because of all this pettiness.  There are of course
> technical reasons too, like the surprising amount of crude left lying
> around after a purge or sometimes the plain stupid organization in/of
> packages and other lameness (I don't wish to offend anyone here, I'm
> just stating the reasons.  I like Debian very much.)

Well we are geeks and we like our fun.  Other people can find other kinds of

As to the issues you raised.

Debian depends on its developers and its policies for its technical competence.
 If either is found, rather than walking away and saying that something is
stupid, mailing this list or the package owner as appropriate would help all
involved.  We strive to be the best on a technical stand point, the rest is

Navindra, this is *NOT* a personal attack or slam.  Please do not take it as
such.  Rather I say this so that all can remember to tell a friend "yes, that
is stupid, did you let the packager know?", "no, I do not know why Debian does
that, but I can find out", etc.

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