Re: People Demanding Credit in the Press Release Silliness
On Thu, 20 Feb 1997 Bruce Perens CC'd a press release to this list;
Between Thu, 20 and Fri, 21 Feb 1997, some people responded:
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Thank you, Bruce. You made a very good press release. I think it is very
readable, maybe even to my neighbour who doesn't even know what an
operating system is, but might get an impression of what debian (and
linux) is about.
You see, most people don't think in C-like structures and don't parse
press-statements through a preprocessor to verify if all the includes are
allright. If one did include all of it, their stack would probably
overflow and in this case it wouldn't give you an access to their system.
Moreover, focussing on the honours that certain people would proposedly
be entitled to at all circumstance, completely neglects the fact that
Bruce doesn't get paid to write press statements, yet does a wonderful
job as he did.
So please, people, if you don't like it, start contributing better
material yourself, because there's no money back here.
Joost (well, I'm probably going to be flamed now for continuing to
waste bandwith. Serves me right, probably)
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