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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: [Pika-dev] Funding Drive

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: [Pika-dev] Funding Drive
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 15:02:49 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Andrew Suffield <address@hidden>

    > On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 02:04:31PM -0800, Davide Libenzi wrote:
    > > >     > 2) The lack of an Arch server (they mean Arch protocol)

    > > > What a peculiar objection.  Are your evaluators just crazy or did they
    > > > miss something?   Arch doesn't require an "arch server" because it can
    > > > use any of a number of more venerable, stable servers which happen to
    > > > not be arch-specific.

    > > Here same as above. What they like, is a self-contained system. A 

    > > that to expose a repository does not require any extra HTTP, ssh, 

    > > ftp server running on the machine. I honestly stopped trying.

    > Nutcases. Take a fish, paint it blue, and sell it to them as a cow. A
    > good salesman can sell anything to that sort of people, for an
    > indefinite period of time.

Seriously.  If I take the evaluators' purported issues seriously, then
I could satisfy them by including an ftp server in the distro labeled
as "Arch Super Cool Nifty Server (now with FTP compatability!)".

I suspect that the feedback you were getting really meant something
_less_ like "I like self-contained systems" and something _more_ like
"Please get out of my office without making a fuss.  I honestly don't
care about this stuff."


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