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Re: CVS commit: src

On Tue Jan 18 2011 at 11:34:23 +1100, Simon Burge wrote:
> > Log Message:
> > 
> > Remove /usr/share/misc/operator.
> Why was this removed when there was an active discussion about removing
> it where no concensus was reached?  This sort of thing where commis
> occur before a discussion is finished seems to be occurring more and
> more often.

Speaking as a member of core, but voicing my personal opinion.

Please, roughly in the following order,

1) stop proposing changes without impact

   every proposal should be about fixing a real problem.  removing
   operator cannot be justified by disk space waste or duplicate
   information going stale.  If there is envisioned impact -- i'm having
   trouble coming up with even a fictional case here -- it needs to be
   included in the proposal.

2) stop making changes which do not fix problems

   every change can create a problem, so if a change does not work toward
   fixing a problem, the change itself is a problem.

3) stop opposing changes without reason

   This is a live OS, there are changes.  if you want everything to stay
   like in NetBSD 1-4-U, use cvs export -D.  If you oppose a change, you
   need to present a case for a non-trivial problem created by the change.
   It is unnecessary to call on procedular problems when it is obvious
   that a discussion can never reach an agreement (cf. "1").

There are no winners here.

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