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Re: Senseless Bickering and Overpoliticization

On Wed, Sep 01, 1999 at 12:30:35AM -0500, Craig Brozefsky wrote:
> I myself am not interested in more discussion about 'political
> structure' in Debian.  I want to work on Debian, build packages, and
> integrate them.  I believe that many share my sentiments.  A political
> structure would contribute nothing to this, but divert resources away
> from code.  I think the current mechanisms of forming ad-hoc working
> groups, and task forces to address issues has done well, and has kept
> us focused on working, rather than electioneering or politicing.  I
> see no reason to attempt to develop some overstructure to this beyond
> the very simple structure and decision making process outlined in the
> constitution.

I personally enjoy spending time writing code to contribute to Debian.
However, I am discouraged by Debian's apparent lack of progress (as a
whole), and suggest that maybe this could be optimized.

I share your sentiment about over-emphasizing politics; in fact I believe I
have posted similar messages in the past. But what are we to do? Just close
bugs in our spare time and hope others do the same? I suppose that's the
best real solution, since Debian thrives solely on this type of demand work.

> I am not implying that you are not a "proper contributor" or anything
> like that in my explanation of how effective decision making power
> mmanifests in Debian.  Please do not take this as a "what have you
> done for Debian lately?" reply.

Of course not, I understand your position. Points all well taken.

..Aaron Van Couwenberghe... ..vanco@sonic.net.. ..aaronv@debian.org....
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