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Re: PSPP is not a "linux first" community

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: PSPP is not a "linux first" community
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 16:49:00 +0100
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On Thu, Mar 03, 2016 at 12:32:20PM -0600, Alan Mead wrote:
     On 3/3/2016 11:54 AM, Mark Hancock wrote:
     > I actually do get the sense that the devs here care about the Windows
     > experience, but just don't have the resources to test it. It's also
     > been noted that all the devs use some Linux-based OS exclusively, and
     > because open source projects naturally are motivated by personal
     > priorities, there is an underlying tendency to notice and fix things
     > in Linux first.
     I agree (both with this comment and Mark's perception that PSPP could be
     seen as "GNU/Linux first"). 

Well it certainly is true that fixing issues in GNU/Linux has a higher
priority than fixing Windows issues.  But that does not make PSPP a linux
first project.  If there is a "pecking order" it is something like this:

1: GNU
2: Other Free OSes (including GNU/Linux)
3: All other OSes (including Windows and some linux based ones)

This, as Mark kindly posted, is the policy of GNU.  PSPP is part of GNU.


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