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Re: Need of `stubborn governance'


From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: Need of `stubborn governance'
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:03:01 +0300
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address@hidden (Alfred M. Szmidt) wrote:
>    Whatʼs about Readline and Tivoization, though?
>
> With Readline I was refering to how GNU clisp used readline

Ah!  Thanks.

>    > To understand a opposition, one needs to know the why.  Taking your 
> statement at face value as to what might have been said, that is, calling 
> other free systems for "lesser systems" would be unfriendly and unkind, so 
> why do that?  That in it self would be a good reason to strongly object to 
> such a statement since it would alienate people working on other free systems.
>    >
>    > But now knowing the precise words used, making any fair analysis of the 
> decision is hard, and a simply way to find a false reasoning is to call it 
> "stubborn" or similar.
>
>    Sorry, I re-read this several times, yet still do not follow.  Could you 
> recap it in a simpler language?
>
> You mentioned opposition as to why Guix shouldn't be "the GNU system", but 
> not the reasoning behind the opposition.  I was trying to explain why the 
> opposition, based on your account, would have made sense -- in that making 
> the claim that other systems are "less important would" have been counter 
> productive.
>
> Does that better explain it?

Yes, sure.  When I said, that I do not follow, I mostly meant your second 
paragraph.  Maybe I too stupid, but I still do not.  What `precise words' do we 
know now?

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