Re: Future of Debian uncertain?
>>>>> In article <00df01c2dde9$29e2c0c0$0300a8c0@gpgkeys>, "David D.W. Downey" <
> Who are you kidding? Everything in Debian is not about
> developers. It's about the users. You Develop FOR the users. If you
> have no one using your software your software is useless.
Who is this you, kemo sabe? It sure is not me. I don't develop
for the users, I develop code for purely selfish reasons.
> This is one of the main reasons I'm leaving the Debian project (as
> are several others I know as well).
I wish you well.
> Developers have gotten this high and mighty attitude like they're
> special and the users are beneath them. (No not all of the
> developers are like this thank god, but there are enough that I
> constantly field complaints about it in a certain IRC channel.)
I don't think users are below developes. I just don't want to
develop code for others. What is in it for me?
> Those of you that think your mighty programming skills make you a
> God, or some such tripe.. Remember, if we the users don't USE your
> software, you're only coding for yourself.
> That may be how you wish it in the end anyways, but don't expect
> great things for Debian should this happen.
As long as Debian can server as a proper system for my
network, it has achieved all the greatness I ever envisaged for it.
> Wake up guys, smell the coffee. WHY do you think you
> constantly get emails about the supposedly elitist attitude, the
> need for change and the desire to see Debian wake up and change?
I also get emails about world peace and brotherhood of man.
> And it's not just coming form newbies. It's coming from some pretty
> respected people all over the industry, from all over the Linux
> (hate this term but it works..) community. People such as myself
> that have used linux since SLS Linux first hit the streets so to
And? I also want people to stop eating meat. Are you going to
turn vegetarian now?
I THINK THEY SHOULD CONTINUE the policy of not giving a Nobel Prize
for paneling. Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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