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Re: Debian as a social group and how to develop it better

On Monday 2002 December 02 17:39, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 12:21:15PM -0800, Xavian-Anderson Macpherson wrote:
> > The adapter analogy completely distracted from what I was trying to say. 
> > If carmakers were only the equivalent of assemblers (large scale kit
> > builders), Then the conceptual-frame of the vehicle would be designed to
> > use the parts as they came from their suppliers.  There would be NO
> > adaptors, only adaption of the DESIGN.  Is that clearer?
> I think a closer analogy to what you have in mind would be to assume that
> all cars are identical, and then insist that all cities must have exactly
> the same road layout, so that users only need to buy one map.

Here is a more accurate analogy.  Chevy might decide to use for Ford or 
Chrysler parts.  They all might choose to use anyone else's.  They could all 
use any part that they want for any reason whatsoever.  But they ABSOLUTELY 
could not make parts with the same identification (part numbers) for someone 
elses parts, if they change those parts in anyway whatsoever.  All of the 
part numbers would belong the ORIGINAL PARTS MAKER.  The manufacturers code 
would be included in the part number.  Any part(s) bearing that number 
(MD5SUM?) MUST REMAIN TRUE to the original design.
> Richard Braakman

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