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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

On 6/4/06, Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> wrote:
#include <hallo.h>
* Olaf van der Spek [Sun, Jun 04 2006, 02:31:00PM]:

> >For those still playing, Olaf also isn't a Debian developer, doesn't
> >maintain any packages, and isn't a new-maintainer applicant.  He's made
> >something like 5 posts to debian-legal, though, which I guess given Andrew
> >Donnellan's assertion that someone with one post ever on -legal is a
> >"regular participant", means Olaf is a senior analyst or something.

Sorry, got the name confused and now suddenly realises the mistake :(

> I guess the conclusion is that being a Debian developer means you're
> right and not being one means you're wrong?

No. The conclusion is that sane Debian developers do recognize the
problem and prepare an effective solution for it in silence. In
the meantime wanna-be developers are allowed to troll on debian-devel
list. They should just not be able to appear as beeing competent or even
be in charge, which has been prevented by the DPL.

What is wrong with not being a DD? I'm not one, I'm not in NM, I don't
maintain any packages, I just care about free software and Debian in

Debian is supposed to be *open* and *transparent*. Telling off users
because their opinion doesn't matter is just stupid. What Mike said is
completely relevant, and IMHO correct.

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