On Jan 15, 2008 4:05 AM, Chris Gianelloni <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I was really speaking mostly of the people who > dislike the *idea* of an Installer for Gentoo, and then go and bash it > as much as they can without providing any real evidence or reasons, > except for the old faithful "it's against the spirit of Gentoo" reason, > which is a complete fallacy. Again, Gentoo is about empowering the > users to make their own decisions. No, I won't say Gentoo is about > choice, because that is *STUPID* in that it gives people an excuse to > argue about even the biggest piece of junk being added to our tree or > supported, as if we have to, to give them the "choice". Instead, I > prefer the concept of empowering the user to make their own choices, > where they can choose to add anything that they want in their personal > overlay, as we have given them the tools to do so. Now, if a user wants > to use an Installer and someone wants to write the code, who are you (or > I) to say that they are in the wrong? After all, isn't it that idea of > empowering the user *really* the spirit of Gentoo? > > I think so.
I am very pleased to hear from someone who knows the basis of any opened community rules :) To deal with the top-priority issues and drive Gentoo to the right direction, there is the council in charge of helping devs to go where it needs. But restraining users -or devs- projects is not the right way. Gal' -- email@example.com mailing list