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Re: The Hurd: what is it?

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: The Hurd: what is it?
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 21:56:34 +0100

   >    > And once again, this is not what I asked.  I asked what the
   >    > hell the Hurd is.
   >    What would you do with the answer to this question?
   > I'd hack some more.

   You don't seem to see that the question "which branch succeeds" is
   a direct consequence of which one gets the most hacking.

I hate competition.  It will only hurt, and the gain will be minimal
compared to the parties working hand in hand.  What you are asking for
is a split, something that I atleast do not want to see.

   >    What do you think the answer to this question is?
   > If I knew, then I wouldn't be here bitching about it now would I?
   > :-) I'm not the maintainer, it is not my decision to make.  I
   > also consider the actual answer unimportant, only that it gets a
   > clear and a firm answer.

   The maintainers don't know.

The maintainers should know, and should care enough to make such a
decision.  Otherwise what is the job of a maintainer?

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