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Re: Debian's problems

David Welton <davidw@master.debian.org> writes:

> > Why? What we are experiencing here with Debian is working anarchy.
> Is it working?  Some people don't think so.  I don't think it's all
> that dire, but OTOH, I would feel more comfortable with a benevolent
> dictator, kernel style meritocracy.

I would not feel comfortable with such a structure.  I do not think it
would serve the level of diversity and heterogeneity that we have not
only in our developer base, and user base, but within the operating
system itself.  Within the scope of a single program, such as the
linux kernel it may be effective.

I agree with Marcus that Debian is something of a working anarchy,
similiar in flavor to Errico Malatesta's notion of narchist
organization in many ways.  It's not an oxymoron as some people
think it is.

Erico Malatesta "Anarchist and Orgnaization" (1897)

Craig Brozefsky                         <craig@red-bean.com>
Free Scheme/Lisp Software     http://www.red-bean.com/~craig
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