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Re: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 02:29:48PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 12:57:02PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 07:47:37PM -0600, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> > >  Look, if you want to waste time, waste _yours_.  OTOH, if you want to
> > >  take part in the discussion, do bother to address the issues you are
> > >  being presented with.
> > 
> > I'd really LOVE to. But this is my discussion. If I don't take part in
> > it, who will respond to all these bogus arguments some people enjoy
> > sending in?
> > 
> > Rather, this is you and the other trolls who are wasting my time.
> Oh, I see: anybody who disagrees with you is a troll. That's
> interesting.

I haven't said that. My quote is above (and I don't retract from it).

> > Some people publicly said in this thread they like the package.
> > Herbert said he likes it at least as an experiment. I got other
> > private mails from well-known developers who like my proposal and pity
> > your trolling attempts.
> Oh, wow, I was wondering how long it would take for this to appear!

I got two of such mails, but you don't have to believe me if you don't want to.
Specialy because I'm not going to paste their names here.

However, you can't deny that "Some people publicly said in this thread they
like the package. Herbert said he likes it at least as an experiment."

>   The lurkers support me in email
>   They all think I'm great don't you know.
>   You posters just don't understand me
>   But soon you will reap what you sow.
>   [...]

That was funny.

> > I haven't even thought of my scheme as "becoming the preferred way of
> > distributing Debian Linux". So I'll ignore your bogus hipothesis.
> Why not call it "linux-experimental" or "linux-rmh" or similar then? I'm
> sure a lot of people would be much happier with your proposal if it
> didn't claim the important namespace of "linux", which implies that it
> is the preferred kernel package.

If there's consensus on that, I agree.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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