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Re: Bug#133578: gdm bug #133578. Intend to NMU.

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 11:45:07AM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@raw.no> wrote:

> > | We talked about whether a maintainer is entitled to
> > | refuse after more than a year a bug and then you questioned the
> > | importance of the bug by claiming that Debian is an English-speaking
> > | project -- we dont care, we talk about Debian an OS here.

> > No, I merely commented that it wasn't important to all non-english
> > speakers.  You replied by claiming that by my argument making GDM have
> > French as it's default language would be just as sane.  I countered
> > that argument by explaining that the default language of the Debian
> > project and thereby its tools is English, not French.  You decided to
> > quote a single line of an argumentation out of context; by doing such
> > things you can get people to say more or less anything.

> The fact that Debian is an English-speaking project is irrelevant. As
> Debian is a distribution that claims to be universal, it should not
> require users to understand English, at all. Even if currently it
> does. 

Is it too late to amend that?

Debian, the Universal Operating System, Except for Mathieu Roy the
Annoying French Nationalist Troll Who Won't Shut Up On Debian-Devel.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

P.S.: Debian doesn't require users to understand English.  Last I
checked, the gdm package was not part of the base system.

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