[PROPOSAL] Open Source certification
nelson at crynwr.com
Sun Apr 11 04:36:56 UTC 1999
Anthony Towns writes:
> The whole point of having an open organisation is that anyone can
> help. You only get to use the `So do it yourself' excuse if we *can*
> do it ourselves, and the only way we can do that -- the only way we'd
> *want* to do that -- is if you're an open organisation.
Who was ever stopping you from contributing?
> > > Admitting your mistakes, your bugs, your design flaws, whatever is a key
> > > element of free software development.
> > You are absolutely right. That is how hackers do things. It's
> > completely lacking in a business environment. If we were to be seen
> > as hackers, we would get the same regard that hackers have always
> > gotten: zero.
> You keep repeating this assertion, and I keep being unimpressed by it.
> The idea here is to get suits to join the hacker culture, at least to some
> extend. Giving up on important bits of it just because they might frown
> a little at you isn't the way to go.
And who is doing that? Not us.
> > The way free software people respond to feature requests is "send code."
> So may we? Can I take this as a real offer, and forward it to the folks at
> debian-legal so we can do this?
Who was ever stopping you?
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