bugGNU Accounting Utilities - Bugs: bug #35638, Improvements to Preface


bug #35638: Improvements to Preface

Submitted by:  Reuben Thomas <rrt>
Submitted on:  Mon 27 Feb 2012 11:29:21 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 1 - Wish
Item Group: NoneStatus: Postponed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Markus Gothe <nihilus>
Open/Closed: Closed

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Wed 29 Feb 2012 08:36:43 AM UTC, comment #2:

Here's a suggestion: if you can write a version of those two paragraphs in very simple language, so I can understand it, then I'll write you a version in something like the style of paragraphs 1-4, so it's more fun to read, but comprehensible. I am guessing this was your original intention.

Reuben Thomas <rrt>
Tue 28 Feb 2012 11:36:41 PM UTC, comment #1:

Since I am the maintainer and wrote that, I think re-implemented is not quite correct however it can be rephrased. Markus revived the GNU accounting utilities and made it POSIX-compliant.

The preface paragraphs per se is to clarify what free as in freedom and not in beer means.

Markus Gothe <nihilus>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 27 Feb 2012 11:29:21 AM UTC, original submission:

Paragraphs 5 & 6 are sadly impossible to understand, at least for this native English speaker. They read as follows:

Years later Markus Gothe was a facing the CEO at his work, keep
asking him where and how he got the information on other employees
payrolls. There was indeed a conflict, Markus denied all the modus
operandi on how to get held of such copies or information. Plans was
made up to frame him, by interception.

This momement Markus realized the words of Rob Savoye "You cannot
buy yourself free from guilt." He left the room with pride, for making
a stand. However, sadly enogh, the CEO never realized that meaning. You
cannot buy yourself free from guilt; A new revival had come for the GNU
acccounting utilities and so a POSIX-standard.

I suggest they be commented out, unless the original author can clarify their meaning, and replaced with something like the following:

Years later, Markus Goethe reimplemented the accounting utilities for GNU.

(The original text mentions a POSIX standard, but I can't find anything about process accounting in POSIX-1.2008, or by searching online.)

Reuben Thomas <rrt>


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