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Re: What's your favourite FLOSS?

On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 01:29:48PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> On 10/29/06, Kevin Mark <kevin.mark@verizon.net> wrote:
> >On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 08:12:46PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> A year ago, I asked debian-user about favourite applications. The big
> >> winners in that thread were GIMP, Firefox, K3b, gThumb, and
> >> Thunderbird. I would like to start it again, and I would like those
> >> who are get bored by this to please pardon me.
> >>
> ><snip>
> >Hi Tshepang,
> >I have asked before on debian-devel if debian users could be involved in
> >a seperate informal vote like the one from DPL. In that vein, i'd also
> >like to see your poll use the Debian voting infrastucture, devotee, to
> >produce vote results. I think it would be great to have yearly votes
> >like this one or other ones that show what the debian populace think.
> >Any thoughts on this?
> Sound like a brilliant idea. I just don't have an idea how it would be
> implemented, except that there should be provision for names of real
> binaries, instead of names of debian binaries, e.g. one should be able
> to mention a love for top instead of being forced to choose procps,
> since one would only be exposed to the top binary, or find it to be
> the only interesting binary in the procps package.
> The voters in this list did do this, disregarding exceptions where
> several chose apt instead of apt-get as favourite 'package manager',
> for example.
> There should probably be a vote on what categories should be
> considered, instead of using Debian's menu entries, which doesn't look
> suitable at all.

Hi Tshepang,
It should not be hard to have a program parse a line assuming there is a
simple syntax (e.g. A,B,C ...). It seems that certain responses would
lend themself to a program name and others to package name (assuming
there is a difference -- gimp is a program and a package name). This
would take more analysis to find a reasonable way to produce reasonable
results. I may use the recent emails as 'test data'.

> The ability to vote would be nice, just so that we are not limited by
> bug reports on what direction Debian is taking. A lot of us enjoy
> working with Debian so much that we feel a part of it, and this would
> make this relationship a bit warmer...

Many folks have sought this but there has never been a clear path to
joining the project other than becomming a debian developer. With the
birth of Ubuntu, I, and i'm sure others, have felt that Debian should
have a more tangable user presence, sans legal voting rights.
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