Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e")
Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> a tapoté :
> > In fact, that's why laws exist. Because "good sense" can be very
> > questionnable, much more than a good law.
> > In fact, the only solution to end this thread is a clear policy. In the
> > meantime, anarchy can bring chaos in changelogs.
> Debian policy is not a code of laws; I was using 'legislate' metaphorically.
> "Good sense" in this case has to do with the quality of one's work regarding
> a volunteer effort. If you do not believe in this idea, then I doubt your
> hand could be forced by a document.
If a document exist and say "well, most people here think things
should be done that way for these reasons", it defines the "common
Until such a document exists, it's possible to argue that this "common
sense" is not really "common".
When you legislate, you often define in which way a work should be
done for the benefit of everybody. The debian policy is somehow a code
of laws, defining how things should done theorically. And it seems to
me that debian people all agreed to try to conform to this code of
laws once they applied.
Examples from the policy:
2.1.4 The non-free section
Packages must be placed in non-free or non-US/non-free if they
are not compliant with the DFSG or are encumbered by patents
or other legal issues that make their distribution
In addition, the packages in non-free and non-US/non-free must
not be so buggy that we refuse to support them, and must meet all
policy requirements presented in this manual that it is possible for
them to meet.
It's a rule, isn't it? A law. If people disregard this rule, main would
The change details may in fact be any series of lines starting
with at least two spaces, but conventionally each change
starts with an asterisk and a separating space and
continuation lines are indented so as to bring them in line
with the start of the text above. Blank lines may be used here
to separate groups of changes, if desired.
To get things done in a coherent way, sometimes it's needed to write
down exactly what is truly expected by most people.
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