On Feb 27, 8:30 am, "Eivind Eklund" <eekl... / gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 7:25 PM, James Britt <james.br... / gmail.com> wrote:
> >  Code that is poorly written or does not play well with others tends to
> >  get discarded.
>
> We still have Gems, which don't play well at all with others (on a
> technical basis) - witness the conflicts with the Debian team, and
> what every other Unix package maintainer says about this. This proves
> that this mechanism doesn't work so well if there is a size/momentum
> advantage.

I would now suggest that it is the FHS that is holding us back, not
the other way around --talk about your size/momentum advantage.

Suggested reading:

  http://gobolinux.org/index.php?page=doc/articles/clueless

> Also, discussing what is appropriate and not is a good way to educate
> people, and to help us all learn to think more clearly in the area.

Very true.

T.