That users are more important than developers. Although in Gentoo
that line is quite blurry, let's be honest: without users, what would
we need developers for? I believe we should first think about making
things more friendly to users, then about making them easier for devs.
Not the other way around.
-- Michał Górny
No, if we have to beg Microsoft for permission to conveniently
install Fedora, we have lost our freedom to conveniently, without
asking permission of Microsoft, install Fedora. Why should we
beg Microsoft for a power which last month we had, and which
Microsoft has seized to itself?
Of course the actions by Microsoft are against anti-trust law in
the US and in Europe grossly violate the rule against tying of
software and hardware. And claiming "Why you could pirouette and
do a handspring backwards, and if Microsoft agrees, then you can
install Fedora, so there is no extra bar to installation." is
incorrect. Before now we did not have to do the pirouette and
handspring. Before the New Microsoft Regime of Booting, we did
not have to beg Microsoft to sign our keys.
-- Jay Sulzberger
At some point this tie needs to be broken for good and here is my
suggestion as the election coordinator. If this round also ends in a
tie we do the following:
(1) Live webcast of the candidates playing rock paper scissors lizard
spock. This will last at most 17 rounds. If the candidates both
stubbornly refuse to budge from spock for all 17 rounds we go to step
(2) Live webcast of the candidates in a 17 minute long hotdog eating
contest. Again, we allow for ties and repeat this up to 17 times. If
289 minutes of stuffing themselves with hotdogs does not resolve the
matter I think they have both earned a seat on the Board.
-- John Rose
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