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Re: upstart: please update to latest upstream version

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 12:50:15PM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > On Freitag, 24. Februar 2012, Karl Goetz wrote:
> > > Contributors *to upstart* need to agree to the canonical contribution
> > > agreement, I'm not sure what gives you the idea that all daemon
> > > maintainers will fall in that category.
> [Holger Levsen]
> > still.
> > 
> > a blocker.
> Also, the only practical way this differs from the situation with
> software from either the Free Software Foundation or the Apache
> Software Foundation seems to be that, oddly, more people think
> Canonical is evil than think the FSF and ASF are evil.

It's not so much a question of 'is upstream evil' (if so, why are we
packaging this software?) but 'could upstream turn evil'.  I'm far
from agreeing with the FSF on many issues, and I don't really believe
in the value of copyright assignment.  But I also recognise that the
FSF is bound by its non-profit status and broad membership in ways
that a for-profit company like Canonical is not.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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