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puppyite


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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 13:06    Post subject:  

Polls are a meaningless exercise if devs don’t agree to abide by the results.


Posting in this forum is not a seat at the table, never has been, never will be.


There is no transparency in the current governing system (there is no system).


I have been asking for a more egalitarian method of governance for Puppy Linux. If this can be achieved I will be satisfied with whatever the majority believe is best for Puppy Linux.


My ambitions are spelled out here, also in an update of the OP. I have no desire for power.

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jonyo

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 13:14    Post subject:  

puppyite wrote:
There is no transparency in the current governing system (there is no system).

that's why you often end up with a gabfest
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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 13:54    Post subject:  

Irregardless of what you want with your user power trip, BK created Puppy and a lot of the official versions.
He has also learned you cannot please all of the people all of the time.
BK makes Puppy as he wants and only asks for help trcking down bugs so as to create a more stable Puppy.

If you want to be the big wig with a distro, build your own from scratch.
Fat chance of that!
Oh, and be sure to put in everything the majority of users want.
It just might fit on2 DVDs.

I seem to be having flashbacks to prior times and also remember that staying a member on this forum is not written in stone.
I can think of a few members that currently would be no great loss to Puppy or the forum if they disappeared.
If you went on some other forum and posted the types of posts that are going on here, you would be kicked out.

I had better leave this and one other thread alone as I am getting very upset.
I support Puppy the way it is and am happy and thankful that BK and other Developer/programmers have made it available.

Be nice or go home!
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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 14:00    Post subject:  

yes your message is inherent with being involved with puppy bye bye
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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 14:23    Post subject:  

My desire is to improve the governance of Puppy Linux and enable average users to have a seat at the table, I don’t see how that harms anyone.

As for what direction Puppy Linux takes I will abide by the decisions of any transparent and egalitarian system that reflects the will of the majority (devs and users), unfortunately we don’t yet have such a system.

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 15:18    Post subject:  

puppyite wrote:
Polls are a meaningless exercise if devs don’t agree to abide by the results.


And thus we see what your real desire is, to rule others.

Under what contract should they abide your decisions? What are you offering them? What are you offering them, that they don't already have?

Long ago Barry wrote:
You may advise me, but I have no obligation to do anything that you say or expect. If you think I've done something dumb, well, that's just tough.

But Puppyite apparently means to rule, to demand that these free individuals bend to his will...

Daniel Webster wrote:
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 15:20    Post subject:  

puppyite wrote:
My desire is to improve the governance of Puppy Linux and enable average users to have a seat at the table, I don’t see how that harms anyone.


Daniel Webster wrote:
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 15:21    Post subject:  

Puppyite,
I respect and even admire the work you've done with the Puppy Linux FAQ, but it looks to me as if your wish is not to improve the governance of Puppy but rather to impose governance on it. No one has any right whatsoever to Puppy Linux. It is the intellectual property of Barry Kauler. The core of Puppy is the embodiment of one person's idea and he has the absolute right to continue with it as he sees fit. Period, the end.

In my eyes, Puppy is a little Hot Rod that blows the doors off just about any other OS around and we can customize it however we want! It's even available in kit form so we can build our own Hot Rods from the ground up. We even get free new components to bolt on and try out.

Man, what more could you want? Enjoy it for what it is. Cool

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James C


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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 15:23    Post subject:  

Has anyone else noticed the resounding groundswell of posts in support of polls and/or committees?
Not. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 15:27    Post subject:  

8-bit wrote:
All this talk about a democracy of users deciding how and what Puppy should be.
For those that want a democracy of a Puppy edition, how about another Community Edition of Puppy?

I have repeatedly suggested this to Puppyite, but he is determine to highjack the current/upcoming version...

He can't simply demonstrate his superior methodology by creating a parallel process for a new version, he has to cram his way down everyone else's throats.

I suspect that he has come to realize that if he tries to demand and rule the devs, that they will jump ship, and he'll have a barge with no motor... Perhaps he believes that he can force their cooperation by cutting off other avenues of programming pleasure for them. How little he understands... They owe no-one any loyalty, as their time is their own. We (users) have no contract with them, other than we enjoy their work and compliment them for it.

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 15:36    Post subject:  

James C wrote:
Has anyone else noticed the resounding groundswell of posts in support of polls and/or committees?
Not. Laughing
patience is a virtue and tons of good folks just leave or don't lift a finger

hey rtg you have a vivid imagination Smile

i would say that it behooves a distro to show loyalty to a user-base
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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 16:15    Post subject:  

There is merit in what jonyo says. Many who feel they have no seat at the table or say in the process may have already silently moved on.

The fact that a Puppy Linux Foundation ever existed tells me that there is a need for governance. Why it ceased operation is of no consequence at this late date. Whatever the reasons may be I do know that people can change and learn and move forward with new ideas and new methodologies. I have no doubt that there is a better way for Puppy Linux to move forward. I believe that we should try to improve processes whenever and wherever possible. IMO good governance that reflects the will of the majority, developers and users alike, can only enhance Puppy Linux.

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 16:29    Post subject:  

jonyo wrote:
hey rtg you have a vivid imagination Smile

It doesn't take much imagination to see what someone means when they say: "Polls are a meaningless exercise if devs don’t agree to abide by the results."

We still don't have a contract with these devs, and they really owe us nothing.

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i would say that it behooves a distro to show loyalty to a user-base

I think that the several versions of Puppy that I have used, have all done so quite well. Patches and fixes are issued in response to reported problems and requests. I am a very satisfied customer...

If I were not satisfied, there are many other distros for me to use...

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 17:04    Post subject:  

perhaps you would comment on what some vets have to say?
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=525346#525346
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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011, 17:11    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
We still don't have a contract with these devs, and they really owe us nothing.
devs that expect nothing can expect the same in return or whatever it is that they put out
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