Re: We distribute LyX?
Montreal Sun Jan 24 09:10:52 1999
[disclaimer: all imho and all up for debate.]
Jules Bean <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Is Debian a paying customer here? Is it particularly appropriate for
> > Debian to approach developers in this way? Isn't this something the
> > XForms developers can decide for themselves?
> There is no reason why we shouldn't approach them explaining why we think
> it would be a good idea. They don't have to agree.
It's one thing if people decide to Open Source their own product of
their own accord. Jehovah Witness/Hare Krishna tactics is a whole
other matter and does nothing to better society. It's only a huge
annoyance for everyone and serves to discredit the "movement".
> > > That sure would move a _lot_ of stuff into main. I doubt they
> > > make much money on it, it's mostly free anyway (as in beer).
> > Is Debian one to judge?
> No. We can suggest though.
> > > Having sources available would make me feel better about it
> > > disappearing off the face of the earth and standing all those
> > > applications.
> > >
> > > Peter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > [Debian approaches Microsoft with Open Source (TM) proposal. News at 11.]
> Debian has persuaded companies to open source their code before.
> And the open source movement is making some progress with both Apple and
> Sun considering open sourcing some of their product line.
Political pressure or some other form of coercion is even more
Now, there's nothing wrong with independent, non-badgering type of
promotion of your religion. It's just aggression and badgering that I
have a problem with, personally. People should be free to evaluate
the religion on its own merits and without any pressure. The best
thing to do is to make the information available.