Proposal: Revision of policy surrounding 3rd party and non-free software
"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson"
johannbg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 22:10:02 UTC 2014
On 01/21/2014 09:23 PM, Eric H. Christensen wrote:
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> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 03:53:41PM -0500, Christian Schaller wrote:
>> >In the end the main question for me is if we are prepared to trust the working groups to make the products they have been tasked with making,
>> >or are we going to second guess them every step of the way?
> Really? What you are asking is hardly "every step of the way". What you're asking for is a rewrite of the foundation for what the Project was founded. You worry about losing users because we don't make it easy to use non-FOSS software. I worry about losing contributors when you start changing the beliefs of the Project. In my opinion, you haven't provided a very good arguement as to why we should fundamentally change what we've stood for for the past ten years.
Let's not forget doing so for a new software installer integrated into a
*single* desktop environment of those many we maintain and deliver into
the hands of our end user base but it's good to know that the
workstation wg has already *decide* which desktop environment is going
to be representing which is as I had expected to be from the forming of
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