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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:

> On 24 May 2006, Andreas Barth stated:
>> * Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org) [060524 17:54]:
>>> So I guess you can still criticize folks for this if you want to,
>>> but I know that my own ongoing notion of "best practices" comes
>>> from stuff I learned long ago plus new ideas discussed on this
>>> mailing list, not from the devref.
>> Well, wouldn't it be a good idea to make just sync the dev ref with
>> what you consider as best practice? (And, BTW, I make much effort to
>> only update the dev ref with correct information.)
>         "Best" practices are subjective.  I am sure people who write
>  dev ref feel those are best practices, I just happen to
>  differ. Substituting my biases for the current authors biases is
>  unlikely to improve matters for the majority of developers.

Contrary to the policy, it is perfectly acceptable in developers
reference to just document that there are different ways, arguments pro
and con, and no consensus (but perhaps consensus that a third or other
possibilities are to be avoided).

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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