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Re: cc me on reply Package The Golden Arches

William Ballard writes:

> On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 09:26:26AM -0500, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> > Take your problems with Octave, GNU Emacs, XEmacs, GNU R, Open Office,
> > Firefox, half of xscreensaver, and Evolution to their respective developers.
> No, your metaphor is broken.  Those are "new and exciting lighters."  A 
> lighter will have a button in a simlar place to a bic, it will have a 
> fuel chamber in a similar place to a bic.

Each of those applications (except perhaps GNU Emacs, whose history I
do not know) is intentionally designed to resemble and act like
software that existed before.  They each have functional differences
from their predecessor, but an image of a lighter is functionally
different from a lighter, so please elaborate on why the ligher image
is bad but those applications are not.

Would be uncomfortable if Debian included an image of Uncle Sam in a
free clipart package?  Or should Debian use some new and creative

Michael Poole

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