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Re: Bug#316487: debian-installer-manual: Missing copyright credit: Karsten M. Self for section C.4

Dropped leader@.  What the hell were you thinking?  Throwing a tantrum
and screaming at every email address you can find doesn't make your
argument more valid (on the contrary, it suggests that you don't have
much of an argument at all).

On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 12:36:14PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> Joey Hess is now proposing a rewrite to excise any citation of my
> materials which is unacceptable as:
>   - The woody DIG already cites my work and is now obsolete stable.

A past error does not prohibit the maintainer from excising any part
of the work, at his discretion.  You don't get to say "you made a
mistake in the past, so you're not allowed to remove my work now".

>   - I would prefer attribution to excision.

Being DFSG-free is a prerequisite for being in Debian, but being DFSG-
free does not compel Debian to include a work.  Your preferences don't
make excision of a work unacceptable.

>   - Denying contributors proper credit reflects poorly on the Debian
>     Project and discourages future contributions to Debian documentation
>     by third parties, a contribution by which the Project would benefit
>     greatly.

If your work is excised, then there is no contribution which is being
denied attribution.  It's saying "please offer contributions under
the same license as the rest of the work", which is a legitimate,
useful, and common thing to require.

The reasons you have cited are reasons why *you* don't want your work
excised, not reasons why it is unacceptable for Debian to do so.  I
don't know how you can confuse the two.

The fact that you're trying to coerce a maintainer to include a work
instead of attempting to address his reasons for doing so, is enough for
me to agree with Joey's decision.

Glenn Maynard

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