Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus)

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To: Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp@...>
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Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 4:04 pm

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On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:40 AM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 09:05:19PM +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote:

And this is beside the point. It doesn't matter how good Fons is. There
will always be some user who needs 110% of what his program does, simply
because their needs/environment differ in some way. The only perfect
program is one that *perfectly meets the needs of the users*, and with a
diverse userbase, one can see how unlikely it is to achieve such
perfection. This seems like the root of the problem to me. I'm sure Fons
thinks Aeolus is perfect because it meets his own needs--that doesn't mean
it's perfect from anyone else's perspective. And this is the whole point of
free-software. It allows everyone to (in theory) develop a version of
everything that is perfectly suited to their own individual needs (and
probably close enough to perfect to a lot of other people as well).

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On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:40 AM, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp@gjcp=
.net
> wrote:
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 09=
:05:19PM +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote:

That's the height of arrogance right there, Fons. =C2=A0Are you r=
eally *that* good?
And this is =
beside the point. It doesn't matter how good Fons is. There will always=
be some user who needs 110% of what his program does, simply because their=
needs/environment differ in some way. The only perfect program is one that=
*perfectly meets the needs of the users*, and with a diverse userbase, one=
can see how unlikely it is to achieve such perfection. This seems like the=
root of the problem to me. I'm sure Fons thinks Aeolus is perfect beca=
use it meets his own needs--that doesn't mean it's perfect from any=
one else's perspective. And this is the whole point of free-software. I=
t allows everyone to (in theory) develop a version of everything that is pe=
rfectly suited to their own individual needs (and probably close enough to =
perfect to a lot of other people as well).

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Re: [LAD] Aeolus, geoff, (Wed Sep 18, 9:56 pm)
[LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), IOhannes m zmoelnig, (Thu Sep 19, 3:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Arnold Krille, (Thu Sep 19, 11:13 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Paul Davis, (Thu Sep 19, 11:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), IOhannes m zmölnig, (Fri Sep 20, 10:24 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Dan Muresan, (Fri Sep 20, 12:25 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Harry van Haaren, (Fri Sep 20, 12:38 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Harry van Haaren, (Fri Sep 20, 12:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), R. Mattes, (Thu Sep 19, 4:01 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Sep 19, 9:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Felix Homann, (Fri Sep 20, 7:52 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Sep 20, 7:57 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Felix Homann, (Fri Sep 20, 8:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Sep 20, 8:24 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), J. Liles, (Fri Sep 20, 8:50 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Sep 21, 5:52 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), John Rigg, (Sat Sep 21, 9:30 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Sep 21, 9:52 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), John Rigg, (Sat Sep 21, 10:13 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), hermann meyer, (Sat Sep 21, 10:02 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Sep 20, 9:28 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Sep 21, 6:00 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), hermann meyer, (Sat Sep 21, 6:10 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Felix Homann, (Sat Sep 21, 6:43 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), hermann meyer, (Sat Sep 21, 6:59 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Felix Homann, (Sat Sep 21, 7:20 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Sep 21, 6:40 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), hermann meyer, (Sat Sep 21, 6:56 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Felix Homann, (Fri Sep 20, 10:23 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Sep 21, 5:40 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Dan Muresan, (Sat Sep 21, 6:47 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), J. Liles, (Fri Sep 20, 10:00 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Sep 20, 10:06 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Dan Muresan, (Sat Sep 21, 11:42 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Felix Homann, (Fri Sep 20, 8:32 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Gordon JC Pearce, (Fri Sep 20, 9:36 am)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), J. Liles, (Fri Sep 20, 4:04 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Sep 20, 4:18 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), J. Liles, (Fri Sep 20, 4:30 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Sep 20, 7:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Sep 20, 4:42 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), J. Liles, (Thu Sep 19, 9:22 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Fred Gleason, (Thu Sep 19, 9:46 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Nils Gey, (Thu Sep 19, 3:49 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Sep 19, 3:45 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), IOhannes m zmoelnig, (Thu Sep 19, 3:57 pm)
Re: [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus), IOhannes m zmölnig, (Thu Sep 19, 8:56 pm)