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Re: Announcing LXDE Fedora Remix 11

Am Freitag, den 19.06.2009, 13:55 +0530 schrieb Rahul Sundaram: 
> On 06/19/2009 01:41 PM, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> > To sum it up: You say you wanted to work together with me, but you did
> > not contact me, you did not tell me and you did not send me your ks,
> > although you promised to do so. Right?
> I made no such promise. I expressed a intend to do so and got busy with
> the other things.

"I will post the ks file and the image to fedora-devel list a bit
To me this sounds like a promise.

> Since there is no big difference between kickstart
> files that essentially do the same thing and is so old now that is not
> going be useful anymore, I am not even sure why you are so bothered with
> it. 

I'm not really interested in your file since it based on my work and
hardly differs from it. I just wanted to point out that I *did* try to
cooperate: I provided you my work, I asked for your progress and my mine
was documented in the wiki. Can you say the same for your work?

> Neverthless if you wanted it, you could have easily send me a
> reminder instead of bringing it up after such a long time.

That was a boomerang. I can say the very same or even better: Before
sending a reminder you should have told me about your plans in first

> > My name is at the top of the ks and you hardly can remove a copyright
> > notice. 
> It is a kickstart file with a bunch of packages and groups and some
> simple configuration changes. Hardly something unique enough to be
> copyrightable.

I guess the same applies to the Xfce ks and the first thing you did was
to place a copyright notice and your name on it.

> Nevertheless AFAICS all you changed is:
> >       * You replaced slim with gdm because you could not get it working
> >       * and included PolicyKit-gnome
> > This is not really much remixing of my work. Don't you think that my
> > name should have been mentioned in the announcement?
> I agree it would be been nice to do so but I have already said that in
> long offlist mails and IRC conversations. It is not reasonable to
> demanding it however since much of what we do is by nature, building on
> others work.

But whenever one builds on others work, one credits them. This is what
FOSS is about.

Anyway: Frank is right, complaining does not help, because it doesn't
fix the damage done. So I'm going to stop here.

> Rahul


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