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Old 07-01-2008, 11:40 PM
Ben Finney
Default Samuelson's Law (was: Please focus on one generic spell checker in Debian)

Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> writes:

> [Michael Tautschnig]
> > Debian's Social Contract says that "Our priorities are our users
> > and free software". It does _not_ say that "Debian should tell
> > users what is good". Right?
> Would it be appropriate here to propose a corollary to Godwin's Law
> involving the first sentence of point 4 of the Debian Social Contract?
> I can't think of a snappy name for the corollary, though.

It would not be a corollary, since it doesn't follow logically from
Godwin's Law.

Perhaps Samuelson's Law, since you're proposing it :-)

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Ben Finney

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