Glibc-2.3.3 tarball

Joel Miller cheeziologist at
Mon Jan 12 17:36:20 PST 2004

On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 10:04:22 +1100, Greg Schafer <gschafer at> 

> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 04:34:13PM -0600, James Robertson wrote:
>> I don't care what the other distros do.  We have never followed like
>> lemmings what the other distros do.
> This "other distro" thing comes up often. Some folks generalise the point
> far too much. The facts of the matter are, if we don't at least see what
> the distros are up to then we are not doing our job properly. Otherwise
> we're living in a blackhole and run the risk of falling by the wayside.
> We generally do something because it is right, not because distro X does
> such and such. If distro X does something because it is right then we 
> will
> do the same. We don't go out of our way to be unlike distros so I wish 
> folks
> would stop quoting this bogus "distro" argument.

+1 to that. As one of my teachers used to tell me "Developemnt does not 
happen in a vacuum."

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