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

On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 12:58:20AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>  Branden> It would be, perhaps, if our new maintainer procedure didn't
>  Branden> insist that every new developer agree to abide by the
>  Branden> document.
> 	I guess it is applicable to, but not targeted at, all
>  developers. There is a distinction.

I'd assert that we only promote confusion with this dissonance.

If the DMUP is only meant as a document to bind the "bad kids" in our
ranks, then we shouldn't ask all new developers to adide by it.

If the DMUP is meant to apply to all developers, it should not attempt
to tell responsible adults not to do reasonable things.

G. Branden Robinson                |    The errors of great men are
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    venerable because they are more
branden@debian.org                 |    fruitful than the truths of little
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    men.         -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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