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Re: LSB specification of runlevels

On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 09:40:18AM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> The bottom line is that with attitudes like this, it's no wonder that
> Debian has interfaces which are actively hostile to new users, even
> new users with over decade of Unix experience.

With an attitude like this, it is suddenly much less of a mystery why LSB
seems not to give a damn about Debian and distributions based on it.

The assertion that Debian's interfaces are "actively hostile to new users":
1) is subjective at best
2) belied by the development of debconf
3) belied by the work I've done over the past 3 years to make XFree86 less
   unpleasant to deal with on Debian systems
4) indicative of irrational prejudice

I'm reconsidering my offer to participate in the LSB process, in light of
the likelihood that your view of Debian is an influential one.  It may be
the case that the only way Debian can get a document of any utility out of
the LSB is by forking it.  Should this happen, I suggest we use the
debian-policy process, which has been proven effective.

G. Branden Robinson                |   Never underestimate the power of human
Debian GNU/Linux                   |   stupidity.
branden@debian.org                 |   -- Robert Heinlein
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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