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Re: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:27:49AM +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:42:09AM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > ]] Thomas Goirand
> > > +1 for keeping the name which is funny

What's funny about an OS stating publicly that a specific piece of Free
software---shipped and installed by default by that very same OS---"must

If anything, it encourages people to *make* fun of such an OS.

> It's also offensive to those who think it's possible to work
> constructively together even when disagreeing on some things, and who
> would like to see a welcoming atmosphere in Debian. The attitude
> expressed in the systemd-must-die package name is bad for Debian,
> whether you're for or against or neutral about systemd.
> When a project the size of Debian makes a decision on a controversial
> subject, it is natural, and expected, that there is vigorous debate
> about the topic before a decision is reached. After that, however, if
> the debate continues, or members of Debian keep trying to fight the
> decision, or keep bringing it up over and over again, it hurts the
> ability of the project to continue working. If every decision we make
> needs to be re-discussed at the whim of any one disgruntled individual
> for years to come, nobody's going to have fun.


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