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Re: The correct use of debian-devel

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Cesare Leonardi wrote:
> Hi, i would like to extrapolate a discussion from the big "Sun Java
> available from non-free" thread and comment and listen for comment on
> it. In particular, the primary question is: Who can write on debian-devel?
> Please, don't consider this a polemic message (except the last part
> maybe... ;-) ): i would only understand because it not the first time i
> read messages like the followings.
> Steve Langasek wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 12:18:16PM +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>>> On 6/4/06, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 12:18:39AM -0700, Mike Bird wrote:
> Because for someone that is not a "primary collaborator", a DD, but use
> Sid to follow the Debian development, report and comments on bug, reply
> to suggest improvement, collaborate with developer to solve problems
> (DD: Please can you try this? What if you run... Your hardware in
> uncommon, what do you see...) and express sane, constructive and polite
> opinion on subjects that he judges important and, in general, acts
> hoping to help the Debian project going on, even on non-regular basis,
> well in all these cases replies like that of Anthony and Steve looks
> unpolite and frustrating.
> They seems to say: "If you don't write code, you cannot permit to speak
> in debian-devel". Or, that is worse: "If you don't write code you are
> not partecipating in the Debian development".

Since I also am not a DD, and daily use the fruits of their free
labor, I try (probably am not totally successful) to "know my
place", stay polite, and bite my tongue *especially* when it comes
to on-topic threads like what should or should not be in Debian.

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For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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