Wikinews:Debates

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Wikinews Debates are experimental real-time chats which will be transcribed and edited on the wiki. The goal is to present a spectrum of opinions on any topic in the current events without violating the neutral point of view.

Debaters can be Wikinews editors, but also politicians, celebrities, or experts on any given subject.

Propose new debate topics below.

BitKeeper vs. free software[edit]

Relates to Bitmover ends free Bitkeeper, replacement sought for managing Linux kernel code.

Support debate[edit]

  1. Eloquence 19:28, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC) - a good, harmless enough starting topic for this feature
  2. me at work 19:48, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC) - I think this would be interesting

Possible guest debaters[edit]

  1. Richard Stallman
  2. Linus Torvalds (pretty unlikely)
  3. Someone from OSDL (more likely)
  4. Lead kernel developer(s) - Alan Cox, Rusty Russell, etc.

Editors who take positions[edit]

  1. Eloquence - support the FSF/RMS stance
  2. Tom - support the FSF/RMS stance