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Re: Bruce Perens's Slashdot debacle

 > Like it or not, debian is an open project.

In the conventional media, if the news doesn't come from a press
release it's standard procedure for the person or organisation
concerned to have the opportunity to comment before the story is

I would argue that while a link to the DWN or similar doesn't really
need us to comment further before somebody else "publishes", would it
be so hard for Slashdot (or anyone else) to at least ask for a comment
(from the person concerned, or at least from "Debian")
before printing a link in a mailing list?

Has anyone (other than Bruce) discussed this with the Slashdot crew?
From my understanding of the situation, they are also anxious to 
avoid a repeat of this unfortunate incident.

Robert Merkel		                                    rgmerk@mira.net

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, 
responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and 
		-- Tom Robbins

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