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Re: Question for candidate Robinson

On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 12:35:08AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 11:46:39PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > > He, i can inform you that in our "small team" as Andreas would say, for which
> > > i came to post 300+ mails to -legal in order to not get our 50+ packages moved
> > > to non-free without warning over a couple of dissident or other bogus tests,
> > > there is a big concensus that -legal is not thrustable and no real help in
> > > DFSG freeness.
> > 
> > Why do you think that you would get no warning? It's not like
> Because the first mention i got of the problem was when some debian-legal
> following idiot send me a bug report that my package was non-free, that

So it's the fault of the entire mailing list that someone read it and did
something ill-advised?

> > I know it's easier to close down small debates early, but your
> > tactics in the QPL discussions were disgusting and only helped
> Because i was disgusted. And the first set of of response to me posting
> there were about those bogus pseudo-tests and not rooted in the DFSG, and
> without any hope of reasonable discussion.

Hope of reasonable discussion was lost when you immediately trotted out the
insults and personal attacks, despite several peoples' attempts to keep
things civil.

For anyone still watching, I prepared a concise summary of Sven's behaviour
in d-legal here: http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/07/msg01308.html
I will admit it may not be the most conservatively phrased article, but bear
in mind it was written after being one of the butts of Sven's invective for
nearly a week.

- Matt

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