[linux-audio-dev] Request/Offer: Debian package for Scala

Fons Adriaensen fons.adriaensen at skynet.be
Sat Dec 18 19:46:44 EST 2004

On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 10:20:44AM -0500, Dave Robillard wrote:

> Not everyone's standards/opinions are the same as yours.

And not everyone's credits are the same as yours.

Did you ever have a close look at Scala ? It's one of those
rare apps that show off a level of dedication and quality
that's hard to find. It has probably taken years of hard
work and painstaking research. The largest part of it is
not code, but a database consisting of easy to read text
files. So you have most of the 'source' anyway, in a format
that will survive 'eternity'.

If the author of such a great work makes it available for
free, I can only say 'thanks a lot'.

If ever you contribute anything that reaches only ten percent
of the value of Scala, then maybe you will have gained a bit
of the authority required to question the author's choices.
Until that time, you will just make a fool of yourself by
doing so.

And if Debian wants to preserve its (her ? his ?) virginity by
imposing strict rules on what will be included and what will
not be, that's fine for me. But please don't impose the same
attitude on the whole world.


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