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From: Rhys Weatherley
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]PHILOSOPHY file
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 08:56:20 +1000

John wrote:

> I agree with the idea of a PHILOSOPHY file.

Well, I don't.  At least not in the source tree itself.  This is
something that properly belongs on the DotGNU Web site,
with a reference to it from the README files.

Why?  Well, because no matter what contents are placed
in the file, it is likely to be contentious.  I can easily envison
dozens of CVS commits a week as the discussion wavers back
and forth.  And it needs to be kept up to date in multiple
places: pnet, pnetlib, VRS, and IDsec for starters.

This is something that should be produced by the DotGNU
Steering Committee (not the CVS committers), with input
from the community, and placed in a prominent place where
people can find it when they first come in contact with
DotGNU.  i.e. the Web site.

Also, the current README files make it clear that this is
Free Software, and the COPYING files go into detail about
the background on why Free Software is the way it is.
Everything else should be handled via the Web sites for
DotGNU and FSF.



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