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Re: PSPP is not a "linux first" community

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: PSPP is not a "linux first" community
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 08:09:00 -0800
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On Fri, Mar 04, 2016 at 04:49:00PM +0100, John Darrington wrote:
> 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.

This is somewhat theoretical, though.  I do not know any PSPP users or
developers who run GNU on Hurd.

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