On Fri, 15 Nov 2002 at 03:50:38PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote: > > > Personally, I've never had been worried by someone failing to cope with > > > Debian distributing non-free software, so I'd rate the educational and > > > political costs at zero too, but presumably other people's mileage have > > > varied, and they can present some sort of repeatable analysis to back > > > up their estimates of the problems that causes? > > It's difficult to measure the impact of user confusion or charges of > > hypocrisy. > > Doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Surely if user confusion is common > enough to be worth worrying about, a list of messages in debian-user or > debian-mentors should be easy to come up with? Or a list of comments > on slashdot? Or something independently verifiable? How about giving > everyone the credit of assuming that they'll be able to understand > the flaws in any statistics or evidence you gather, and won't leap to > unjustified conclusions unnecessarily? If user confusion is the issue, why not just rename all non-free packages to packagename-nf or packagename-nonfree or something of the like? Just a thought...don't toast me to hot with your flame throwers please... -- Phil PGP/GPG Key: http://www.zionlth.org/~plhofmei/ wget -O - http://www.zionlth.org/~plhofmei/key.txt | gpg --import -- Excuse #207: Your modem doesn't speak English.
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