Re: The "Free" vs. "Non-Free" issue
On Sat, 3 Jan 2004 19:34:17 +0000, Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 11:29:57AM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
>> So far, the proposals have gotten as far as "Deals with a problem".
>> [In the sense that we have a conflict of opinion between people who
>> think non-free is a thing we should support and people who think
>> that non-free is not a thing we should support].
>> But where's the rest of it?
> Why does there need to be anything else? You've just restated the
> question that we're trying to vote on ("Should we support non-free
I think the disconnect is that you are merely trying to
satisfy your curiosity about what the developers think about
non-free, and Raul and AJ have the unusual intent of trying to see
this in context of what actions need be taken, how users are imacted,
where this fits into the greater scheme of things, and to the future
direction of the project.
> Your reponses to it, including this last one, have all simply
> said "I would vote [y], therefore I don't agree with removing it, so
> I don't think we should remove it". I think we got that part
> already. Please wait until the ballots go out before trying to vote
Since all you seem to care about is an opinion poll, I can see
how all this blathering about affects etc are lost on you, you intend
that this GR is passed in limbo, with no action resulting from all
the hulla balloo.
Me; I would like to have a better handle on the reults of
whatever actions are the logical conclusion of this opinion poll --
and even build upon the possible directions the project could go
while we are asking for peoples input.
If you want opinions, far less work would be entailed in
setting up a poll on debian planet.
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Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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