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Re: plagiarism of reiserfs by Debian

On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 15:10:45 -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, Hans Reiser wrote:
>> Ed has graciously agreed to restore the credits, and I thank Debian for
>> its respect for the wishes of the original author in regards to
>> prominently crediting those who have contributed.

I'm glad to hear that.

> Again, what does Debian(as a community/organization) have to do with a
> maintainer fixing a minor bug?

Imagine you are the developer of some random piece of free software.  You
don't necessarily use Debian; you certainly don't understand all its
systems and protocols.

The conventional way to get in touch with the developers of a free
software project to raise an issue is to write to the -devel list.  It's
not surprising that this is what people do with debian.

By all means suggest they write to foo@packages, but there's no need to
flame people for doing the normal and reasonable thing.


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