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Re: ITP: mencal -- A menstruation calendar

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 01:35:15PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 11:13:28AM -0700, Joel Baker wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 10:56:17AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> > > On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 04:14:19PM +0100, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > > > What's "the kernel? BSD, Mach, L4, Linux, ...???
> > > 
> > > Linux. Get used to the current reality. Maybe in the future that will
> > > change, when there's a reason to do so, but not now.
> > 
> > Current reality: kernel-building tools and kernel source packages are being
> > built by porters for at *least* NetBSD and FreeBSD. Well. *A* porter. Me.
> That's irrelevant. If someone says "the kernel" on a general debian list
> they mean "the linux kernel." Most people can figure that out. Right or
> wrong that'll be the case until enough people are using some other
> kernel that confusion is likely. Complaining that such a term isn't
> inclusive enough is unproductive.

If nobody ever says something needs to change, it never changes. De facto
does not mean "right", only "easy".

RedHat is easy. :)

In any case, it's not worth arguing over until post-Woody, in *any* case,
since things won't be in the official archive until then.
Joel Baker                           System Administrator - lightbearer.com
lucifer@lightbearer.com              http://users.lightbearer.com/lucifer/

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