[pacman-dev] issues again about our patch queue

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 18:44:48 EST 2006

On 11/9/06, VMiklos <vmiklos at frugalware.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 04:50:08PM -0600, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Now, I've noticed that you distribute code directly from _your_ repo.
> > Your repo indicates that it is "Frugalware's package manager" and
> > there is not a single reference to "Arch" or "Archlinux" in there at
> > all.
> hm. should pacman be distro-independent? in that case i would propose
> the following:
> 1) revert the changes like:
> -       Object holding data from a pacman package.
> +       Object holding data from an ArchLinux package.
> or
> -               """Creates a pacman package archive.
> +               """Creates an ArchLinux package archive.
> and so on

Can we please be civil?  This is a back-handed request, and you know it is.

What I am saying is that pacman was originally created by/for
archlinux, not that it needs to be archlinux specific.  Here are some
examples of someone "Giving credit where credit is due":

http://swtch.com/plan9port/ Check out the big section that says
http://www.dragonflybsd.org/ See the "What is DragonFly BSD?" section.

Seriously though, this is not like I'm asking you to give away money,
or your left arm.  It just bothers me when people that are part of the
open source community act in a rather snatch-and-grab manner. It
actually gets to me on a personal level, that people could be so
against giving away some recognition.  It is a free commodity and the
only payment those in the open source community get.

Actually... I don't care anymore.  Feel free to not recognize people
for their effort, and their work, and their contributions.  Though I
would like to draw a line from this to the quoted text below:
> Judd always say "thank you guys" and you say "what the hell
> are you doing? you're violating gpl! stop contributing,
> fork!". see the difference.

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