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Re: Debian needs more buildds. It has offers. They aren't being accepted.

On 12 Feb 2004 05:16:34 +0100, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> said: 

> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
>> On 11 Feb 2004 13:43:44 +0100, Goswin von Brederlow
>> <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> said:
>> >> mean mode>
>> > Also he is a user so you are working FOR HIM. You should jump at
>> > any wish he has little geene. :)
>> >> /mean mode>
>> This is not mean mode, this is moronic mode.  This is the same
>> idiotic argument as the police are working for taxpayers, I am a
>> taxpayer, so the police officer must do as I tell him. (Oh, ;-), as
>> if that makes a difference).

> Debian Social Contract:

> 4. Our Priorities are Our Users and Free Software

> We will be guided by the needs of our users and the free-software
> community. We will place their interests first in our priorities. We
> will support the needs of our users for operation in many different
> kinds of computing environment. ...

> For me that basically means you (and I since I already agreed to it)
> "work for" the user.

	This is an appalling breakdown in simple logic. Please allow
 me to demonstrate: A parent has the best interest of their children
 at heart, but that does not mean when the child says I want to only
 eat ice cream and candy, the parent jumps at this wish expressed by
 the child.

	In any case, even if you do feel compelled to work for the
 user, instead of keeping their best interest at heart (to the
 detriment of the project, in my opinion), it is highly presumptuous
 on your part to project that expectation on to me.

> But opinions are like assholes, everyone got one. No point dragging
> this out.

	Ultimately, however, only the opinion of the person
 responsible for the work being done really counts.  This is how
 Debian has always worked, and I am unwilling to change a working
 model based a new broom trying to sweep clean.

Captain Penny's Law: You can fool all of the people some of the time,
and some of the people all of the time, but you Can't Fool Mom.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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