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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: gNewSense group in launchpad

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: gNewSense group in launchpad
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 09:58:48 +1030

On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 00:06 +0200, Yavor Doganov wrote:
> Karl Goetz wrote:
> > 
> > Not filing a bug upstream results in no one else being able to benefit
> > from the work done in gNewSense, and results in every change we make
> > staying our problem forever.
> A way to pressure developers of proprietary software is to refuse to
> use that software.  If there is no way to report a bug to Ubuntu
> without using Launchpad, then it is entirely appropriate not to report
> bugs to them.  That's what I do.

In this instance, we would be cutting off our nose to spite our face.
Which helps us not at all.

> As for the "benefit", it would be more productive to report that bug
> to Debian (if present), which will propagate to all derived distros.
> Reporting it to Launchpad typically benefits only Ubuntu users.

Some bugs are quicker to fix in ubuntu then debian (eg almost anything
to do with freedom) because we can smack them with the gobuntu bat if


Karl Goetz <address@hidden>

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