[Klug-general] Talk at the next meet

J D Freeman klug at quixotic.org.uk
Sun Nov 16 16:09:14 UTC 2008

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On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 03:43:41PM +0000, Karl Lattimer wrote:
> As far as I'm concerned you have nothing to offer those of us who are
> working toward the future. Your 'intellectual' discussion isn't in fact
> an intellectual discussion as you bring non of your ideas to the
> discussion you only bring counter argument to minute details which are
> irrelevant. Fair enough the kernel may have only used bitkeeper since
> 2002, I'm not sure I care that much because the point was that they HAD
> to use something other than the linear VCS's of the past. You hook onto
> the parts you _can_ argue, rather than adding to a discussion.

Everyone has something to offer. It is worth noting that in the process
of this thread I have learnt more about:

* Scientology
* Neuroscience
* RFCs
* User interface concepts
* Filesystems
* Wizbit
* Organise framework
* English
* Deutsch
* Email 
* Blobs

You probably didn't intend any of the above, but this is what has
happened. Free interchange of information, facilitates learning. I don't
know if anyone else has managed a similiar gain from this thread. I
don't know if you have gained anything, I would hope so.

> FYI a blob is a binary large object it's a common term in use in the
> field of DVCS or Databases.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_large_object


Remember, the beauty of opensource is that we are not all just passive
consumers, and we can all contribute. We can all engage in conversations
with the developers directly, We can say what we think they are doing
right, we can say what we think they are doing wrong. Input from users
is what makes software get better. Discussions like these are useful,
even if they get heated sometimes. And when we get someone with a
massive amount of knowledge (like yourself) involved, then the only out
come for all involved is greater understanding and knowledge.

The more people that get involved, the more we learn.

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