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Re: Bug#148034: DMUP: Please clarify limitation on news usage

tore@linpro.no (Tore Anderson) writes:

> IMO, the DMUP in it's current form addresses the DD's as lusers
> instead of users - I agree fully with Branden on this one. 

One way you could choose to think about this is that the DMUP isn't really 
targeted at all Debian developers.  The vast majority of users of Debian 
machine resources are "reasonable people" who don't need to be told in detail 
what acceptable behavior on a project resource looks like.  The real targets
of a document like the DMUP are the small minority among us who don't yet know
what reasonable behavior looks like, and/or who seek to exploit our resources
in unreasonable ways.  

If you think about it this way, the fact that the DMUP addresses lusers 
instead of users is completely appropriate... and the average Debian developer
shouldn't take this personally.

Of course, the DMUP could be more useful to more developers if improved.  I
don't think it's one of the most important things for us to work on right now,
but if someone is passionate about improving it and wants to lead such an
effort, I'll be supportive.


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