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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Features and documentation
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 18:15:34
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Features and documentation by Donnie Berkholz
1 Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> posted
2 20071129053854.GD11249@supernova, excerpted below, on Wed, 28 Nov 2007
3 21:38:54 -0800:
5 > In fact, I believe exactly the opposite. What we want to create are
6 > basic philosophies to guide us. Nailing down a million tiny details is
7 > what makes things not fun, and what makes them impossible to learn.
8 > We're not trying to write a specification here, we're trying to come up
9 > with a set of guidelines that people could actually learn and remember.
11 OK, so you are deliberately going for the "big brush strokes" general
12 guideline approach, and don't /want/ the policy getting into details. I
13 can respect that and will need to go back and reread the discussion to
14 date with that in mind.
16 Meanwhile, you still sidestepped the other question. Maybe it's getting
17 too detailed also, but if so, directly saying so to that point would be
18 nice, and if you just missed it, maybe this'll bring it to point:
20 Something must have motivated you to present this now. What was it, or
21 to put it a different way, how would have things been different in your
22 view had this policy been in effect? Point to other examples as well if
23 you believe they'll help clarify the effect you intend this policy to
24 have.
26 (BTW, I'm mailing you directly related to this as well.)
28 --
29 Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
30 "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
31 and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Features and documentation "Santiago M. Mola" <coldwind@g.o>