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Re: Negative statement of intent

>>"Michael" == Michael Holzt <kju@fqdn.org> writes:

 >> If you should be going to create new flyers and get them printed,
 >> don't expect any support from for them from myself.

 Michael> Fine. But please stop here for a while and ask yourself: 

 Michael>   'Am I helping the debian project with this? Or is my fith
 Michael>    for my own personal believes doing damage to the project?'

	This is subjective, of course, but I think sending out the
 message that we eat our own dog food, and use only free software, is
 a good one.

	Remember how the Unysis fiasco went down, when they were using
 a UNIX server to denigrate UNIX OS'? They were laughed out of town
 for not using the solutions they were proposing.

 Michael> Sometimes it is more helpful for the big picture to accept a
 Michael> compromise. 

	Similar arguments w4ere advanced before we had the DFSG:
 people were saying that being free to distribute was good enough,
 that we needed to compromise in order to survive. I think
 distributing evaluation copies of commercial software was proposed,
 sice that would bring in ``revenue''.

	Guess what, we survive, despite the DFSG.

	I fully support Joey here.

 Finagle's Eighth Law: If an experiment works, something has gone
 wrong.  Finagle's Ninth Law: No matter what results are expected,
 someone is always willing to fake it.  Finagle's Tenth Law: No matter
 what the result someone is always eager to misinterpret it.
 Finagle's Eleventh Law: No matter what occurs, someone believes it
 happened according to his pet theory.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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