Open source -- non computer topics

From: Christopher Smith <>
Date: Wed Apr 24 09:23:27 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Underwood []

> It's not just "garbage". There is a reason for it, that the majority

... and the reason is completely political, which makes it
garbage in my book. Not that I mean any disrespect to the
Debian people; they have probably the best Linux distribution
going, and I recommend it to anyone who asks.

> of the Debian community agrees with, or it wouldn't be done.
> Plain and

I hope that's correct. Since I have probably less exposure to
"the Debian community" than you, I'll take your word for it.

> simple. I'm sure you are already aware of the reasons, but
> reject them.

I am aware of the reasons, yes, but not the reasoning. That is,
I've heard the arguments, and they make no sense to me.

On another note, I'll all for giving recognition to the GNU
project, but I find Stallman's demanding it in that form to
be tasteless.

> What you label "garbage" are the very attributes that many
> Debian members
> hold dear.

Probably exactly why I stay away from "the Debian community,"
so to speak.

> If you don't like Debian, you are free to either attempt to
> improve it,
> or join the ranks of others who use a different system. It's
> a personal
> choice. Debian is different for a reason.

I have just said several times that it's my favorite Linux
distribution, possibly not in so many words. What I don't like
are politics.


Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
Amdocs - Champaign, IL

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