Re: security in testing
On Wed, 14 May 2003 22:15:28 +0200, Björn Stenberg <email@example.com> said:
> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 May 2003 15:16:38 +0200, Björn Stenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> > This brings back the question I never got an answer for: Who is
>> > Debian for?
>> Isn't is obvious? Me, of course. Y'all are working to provide a
>> stable environment for my machines at home. Least ways, that's what
>> I am working for. ;-)
> Jokes are good, but a serious answer would be good too. The question
> is serious, important and unanswered. It affects who wants to use
> Debian, and who wants to contribute to it.
This is less f a joke than you think. There is no Debian CEO
to assign volunteers to tasks; people tend to do what they want
to. Human nature being what it is, the tendency is to perform tasks
that really interest one.
I am not saying we can generalize and say that enlightened self
interest is the _only_ thing that drives _all_ the developers, or is
the dominant stimuli for everyone; but ultimately, whom Debian is
meant for is the holistic sum of what individual workers are willing
to work towards.
Hence, it is to provide machines that developers use (human
nature and all.)
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry
a tune. Woody Allen
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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