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Re: About NM and Next Release



On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 21:23:20 +0100
Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:
> > Of course that isn't true, I was just showing the farce of your
> > statement.  Obviously you want people who like the project to contribute.
 
> You have failed miserably at understanding my statement. I do not want
> people to contribute because they "like the project". This is not
> "obvious"; moreover, it's wrong.

    Uh, no.  You have 3 possible pools.

1: Someone likes Debian.
2: Someone dislikes Debian.
3: Someone hasn't formed an opinion of Debian or doesn't care about Debian.

    Do you want contributions from 2 or 3?  IE, someone who dislikes it or
someone who is uninformed or ambivalent to the whole process?

> None of which implies that they have to "hate" the project before
> joining.

    Well, you've rejected the one category I think it would be logical to look
at.  What's left is most likely and all that.

> Uhm, yes we can. Did you read what I wrote? We want people who will be
> unaffected by such things. Note that the fact that we self-select for
> such people is the cause, rather than the result, of this.

    So, let me get this straight.  You want people who will want to contribute
to a project which shuns them if they don't, shuns them if they do, expects
them to eat crap and like it.  That about right?

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