Re: "Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge" or "Debian commits suicide"
Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 06:45:47AM -0700, Tim Healy wrote:
>> I can't believe I'm reading this. Such an abrupt change in policy at
>> this point in time, having long previously granted exemptions on these
>> matters, goes well beyond idiocy and incompetence on the part of our
>> inappropriately titled and clearly failed "Release Manager",
> If you think the RM likes this situation, you're a lunatic. You really
> don't know what you're talking about.
The RM was being hypocritical, using a bogus interpretation of the Social
Contract to convince himself that he wasn't. After the amendment passed,
he was unable to delude himself further. I don't think the proponents of
the amendment could have predicted his psychology.
If I were a DD (I haven't applied because I've been fixing firmware instead,
but I think I will apply ASAP), I would fully support a GR matching option
"D" (admit that sarge will not satisfy the DFSG, and release it); this is
an *honest* compromise.
There are none so blind as those who will not see.