Re: Ideology / ChangeLogs

On Tue, 2003-12-30 at 15:17 -0800, Ian McKellar wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-30 at 10:45, Christian Neumair wrote:
> > Today I noted that a diff [1] was committed containing political
> > propaganda. In my opinion this should be reverted for the same reason we
> > don't distribute flags: taking up a position when it comes to historical
> > or political situations isn't a good thing, independent from semantical
> > aspects.
> As much as I don't go in for militaristic ultra-nationalism I really
> don't see the problem with this being in a Changelog. If that were in
> release notes or an about screen I would be offended but I think
> Changelogs like source code are not meant to be user visible and their
> content should be the discression of the people writing the code. I
> certainly don't want to be prevented from making random political
> commentary of my own in comments or changelogs.

And for what its worth,
I personally couldn't care less if the commit was reverted or not, and
will still be making random political statements in my release notes
whether people like it or not :) I'm already making a political
statement by writing/supporting free software, so IMO our software is
our soapbox.

But now I'll be quiet
(PS Free Mordechai Vanunu! -

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