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Re: Debian Weekly News - April 1st, 2003

Mike Dresser wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 01:34:57AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> >
> >  > After some months of work on the reorganisation Martin Michlmayr and
> >  > Andreas Schuldei proudly [23]announced an improved [24]new
> >  > maintainers' corner. [...] According to Martin it should now be
> >  > possible to join the project within three days.
> >
> >  In the "bad taste" category of the April's Fools awards, this entry is
> >  one of the strongest contenders.
> But it's also the most April Fools appropriate.  I read the DWN, and
> knowing the history of the maintainer queue's, thought
> "WOW!!!  They fixed it!!!"
> And missed completely the whole april fools.  Somehow, 3 days didn't seem
> all that unreasonable.
> That's the way it's supposed to go, not this Evil Bit, and all the other
> obviously fake entries.

I agree. April Fool's antics shuld be trolls, not jokes. The Evil Bit is
funny, but it's just a joke. The new maintainer queue is a troll.
Enlightenment releasing 1.0 is a joke. GnomeMeeting turning into a
closed-source commercial product with Palladium support is a troll. See
the difference?


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