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From: Richard Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:07:08 -0400
Rémi Cardona wrote:
> Le 26/10/2009 22:58, Richard Freeman a écrit :
>> Gentoo is about choice.
> 
> No it isn't. Gentoo is about empowering users, giving them the ability 
> and tools to _change_ the distro to _their_ needs.
> 
> Gentoo does _not_ cater to all the possible needs.
> 
> This is somewhat off-topic, but it irks me every time I see/hear it, so 
> there.

Well, I'm not sure I see any contradiction.  When people say that gentoo 
is about choice, it means that we should give the end-user flexibility 
whenever it is feasible.  Of course that doesn't mean that there should 
be a lunar-lander-in-a-box use flag.  However, if KDE 4.2 includes a 
lunar lander module we should in fact add such a flag for the benefit of 
those of us who don't own space programs.

So, Gentoo isn't about choice.  Gentoo is about empowering users.  And 
we do that by giving them a choice whenever we can afford to.  So, 
Gentoo is about choice.  Q.E.A. ;)


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