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Re: Only 2 port maintainers?

On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 04:32:51PM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
> Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > I'm not volunteering.  I have no motivation to work on Debian in any
> > meaningful manner.  I long ago lost common cause with the hard-core
> > Debian folks who value ideological purity over providing a useful system.
> Hmm, either I'm not hard-core or things have changed since :-)

Or maybe you are hard-core and nothing's changed?

 - GFDL docs still in non-free?  Check.
 - firmware still considered as program, not data?  Check.
 - Definition of 'software' stretched to mean 'any set of bits' rather
   than 'program'?  Check.
 - 'Editorial changes' still in place in social contract?  Check.

> Though you're free to do what you want, I think you would be a valuable
> port maintainer...

Probably.  I was valuable before.  I have no enthusiasm for working with
a bunch of people whose attitudes are so disjoint from mine.  I derive
much more pleasure from working on non-Debian projects (many of which
are upstream for Debian, so in a way I still contribute, but not in a
way which brings me into contact with the idiots who control Debian).

Intel are signing my paycheques ... these opinions are still mine
"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours.  We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."

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