Sorry, I've promised not to react anymore to this subject, but I felt myself obliged after the manifest and explicit violation, on my sense, of the DSC by some people claiming that they contribute to Debian only for their own sake and do not care about users frustration caused by their poor SW quality.
On Tue, 2016-09-20 at 12:46 +0200, Santiago Vila wrote: > Bart, you have taken the gift analogy in a too literal sense, but it's > just an analogy, and it may have its flaws. > > Instead of a gift, I see it more like a fruit that you take from a tree. Can you please explain to me how do you understand the following statements in the DSC? 1. ... 2. ... 3. We will not hide problemsWe will keep our entire bug report database open forpublic view at all times. Reports that people file online will promptly becomevisible to others. 4. Our priorities are our users and free softwareWe will be guided by the needs ofour users and the free software community. We will place their interests firstin our priorities. We will support the needs of our users for operation in manydifferent kinds of computing environments. We will not object to non-free worksthat are intended to be used on Debian systems, or attempt to charge a fee topeople who create or use such works. We will allow others to createdistributions containing both the Debian system and other works, without any feefrom us. In furtherance of these goals, we will provide an integrated system ofhigh-quality materials with no legal restrictions that would prevent such usesof the system. When I decided to join Debian I did accept those statement, did you and the others. For me these are the most valuable rules in this project, but unfortunately I see that more and more new contributers ignore them. I don't say most of contributers but probably the most noisy one that react systematically on any thread but instead of trying to solve the technical problem, they bring an ethical one and try to enforce their point of view on the subject. I feel that this d-d list becomes more political than technical and this is something making me more and more sad. I did love this project and gave it my time, but feel more and more frustrated each time I read this list. I don't want to blame anyone, but just kindly ask to keep discussions in line with Debian social contract and constitution. That is in my understanding committing to help Debian, users in order to make it the best operating system. That was true few years ago (at least it was the most stable one). It becomes less and less true. -- Cheers, About Al Montacir,
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