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Re: Josselin Mouette and Planet Debian

Le Thursday 18 December 2008 16:37:38 Johannes Wiedersich, vous avez écrit :
> Julien BLACHE wrote:
> > I'd argue about that "official" thing that people have been using to
> > qualify d-d-a. It's an announce list for developers, by
> > developers. I'm not sure what's official in there. I'd tend to say
> > anything "official" is project communication, that effectively goes to
> > debian-announce.
> d-d-a has 5700 subscribers [1] and is archived/mirrored around the
> world. Non-developers by far outnumber developers in subscribing that
> list. It doesn't really matter, if it's an 'officially endorsed' message
> from the project or not, the point is it was an 'announcement' and it
> was perceived as inappropriate (not only OT) by many.

I fully disagree.

If I say "I eat kittens at breakfast"(*) here or in planet.debian.org, how is 
it relevant to the project ? Even though it could be read by many and 
reproduced in a lot of places, the project never said it supports having 
kitten for breakfast, even though *some* developpers might actually say it.

The question is not about what is said but about the scope of the 
communication. "official" has a meaning which is clear. It is the composition 
of an official position *and* an official communication channel. 

Any argument that blurs this distinction will only make the project less 
reliable and reduce the various opinions of people in the project, which 
means free speech.

I *do* like when people express various points, including one that I do not 
agree with. And we don't want DDs to have all the same ideas, right ?


(*) The true answer to this question remains private :-P

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