Debian + Dunc-Tank.org = dissent
Posted Sep 28, 2006 6:20 UTC (Thu) by drag
Parent article: Debian + Dunc-Tank.org = dissent
""Therein comes the controversy. If the DPL is involved, doesn't that make it a Debian Project?""
Does the DPL having sex with somebody the same as Debian having sex with them?
Hell no. Even if he cries "Oh.. Debian!" towards the end.
Debian project may want him to more strongly distance the Dunc-Tank from Debian. Ask him to put more disclaimers, make it more obvious. IT'S VERY SIMPLE. I don't see how kicking him out of Debian will be required would make Dunc-Tank more obviously not Debian. The concept in itself requires a huge jump of illogic.
I don't even see a conflict of interest. At least not something that is horrible. Does he make any money from it? If you don't like how he runs his life don't vote for him next time.
""Can the DPL remain objective and unbiased while working on Debian and an organization.""
How many of us have lives outside of work? If I go to a bar should my boss be worried about how that reflects back on the company if a client accidently sees me there and I buy him a vodka?
Again. If you don't like how he runs his life, don't vote for him next time. This is not something that warrents kicking him out of Debian.
""Should Debian Developers be paid to do work on Debian?""
I thought a number of them already were. What about people that work on Ubuntu and contribute back to Debian? What about the people that work at Progeny and are Debian maintainers? What about the dozens of people that maintain a paticular package or do Debian stuff becuase it coincides with Debian usage at their job?
They are very much getting paid to work on Debian. At least partially. They may do it on their own, but why not should they get money?
If a user paypalls a developer money as thanks for fixing a bug in package does that developer have to worried about other Debian maintainers finding out about it?
Paying Debian developers is a GOOD thing, IMO.
Do people think that Linux kernel developers shouldn't get paid?
The whole thing is just realy stupid. IMO it is people attempting to hijack Debian over stupid politics. Debian is about to pull of one of the most important successes it has ever done: GET A RELEASE OUT ON TIME for the first time ever. And people are entirely willing to blow the entire thing out of the water because they have a stick up their ass.
They should be ashamed of themselves.
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