Re: Suggestions of David Nusinow, was: RPSL and DFSG-compliance - choice of venue
Matthew Garrett <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Brian Thomas Sniffen <email@example.com> wrote:
>> And I suspect the population of lisp maintainers who believe that the
>> feature macros are a grave mistake or that the path-name standards are
>> only still there because X3J13 insisted is greater than in the
>> developer population at large. That's because experts tend to have
>> detailed opinions about their field of expertise.
> You don't appear to be arguing against the idea that debian-legal is
> extreme compared to the rest of the project.
I'm arguing that what you perceive as extremism is simply the presence
of knowledge -- sure, the debian-legal regulars have opinions about
licenses. The X Strike Force probably has opinions about windowing
systems and weird architectures. That doesn't make XSF or D-L
extremists, though. To characterize anyone with knowledge and the
reasoned opinions that spring from it as an extremist is unwise; to
dismiss them because of this extremism is to restrict yourself to the
opinions of the unwise.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org