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Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64

Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> writes:

> * Goswin von Brederlow (brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de) wrote:
>> If I volunteer my work I still want something back and even if its
>> only a smile on someones face or benefiting from other volunteers work
>> as well (like in Debian). Tit for tat. Thats life.
> Perhaps this is the best example of a mentality that's not appropriate
> for Debian, or any volunteer organization for that matter.  The *point*
> of volunteering is that you're able to *give* without any expectation of
> return.  It makes those on the receiving end of your volunteer work that
> much happier to know that someone did something for them without any
> expectation of return.

The only volunteers that don't get/expect any return are those send to
do community service by a judge.

Volunteering means you don't paid, doesn't mean you don't get
something out of it. What that is can be seeing a smile on some elses
face or, as you put it below, cost-sharing the cost of making a nice

> You're not looking to volunteer, you're trying to cost-share, as near as
> I can tell.  There may be better descriptions than that.
> 	Stephen

Cost-sharing is a great way to describe Debian. All the DDs are
sharing the cost of maintaining and improving their favourite
distribution. I see nothing wrong with that.

Would you volunteer to improve Windows so other people can buy a
better Windows and life happily ever after? I doubt it.


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