Why is "Registered Categories" still messed up?

Paul Elliott pelliott at blackpatchpanel.com
Thu Aug 4 21:23:24 PDT 2011

I am asking this because I really want to know. Why is "Registered Categories" 
still messed up? Why does it look like no one is trying to fix it?

Linux should be about freedom, but registered categories seems to be about 
forcing people to mis classify their software.

How did this document get carved it stone so that even when it has flaws that 
no one will defend, no one will change it?

Why is that when bugs are filed against this document, they are left totally 
unattended for years?

Why is it that in 2009, when Chitlesh GOORAH requested a category for 

People on the mailing list agreed that it was a problem and perhaps the main 
category should be engineering, but then nothing happened for 4 YEARS!

Why is it that non educational science programs must still classify themselves
as educational causing confusion, even though this problem has been known 
about for years?

Why is it that no one will come forward and defend the current system?

How come whenever such a problem is pointed out on this mailing list, no one 

I really do not know what is going on here. Is someone applying political 
pressure to keep the document static? Is it simple bureaucratic incompetence?

Who has the authority to change this document why won't they either defend it 
or change it? What is really going on?

I have filed a several bugs against this document, but I know from history of 
other bugs that nothing will happen.

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39786 many aspects of human life 
have no main category.
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39775 no place to file non 
educational medical software.
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39777 No main classification for 
industrial control software
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39779 No main classification for 
seismic data processing.
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39780 No main classification for 
farm management software
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39785 No main classification for 
ship Navigation software.

Paul Elliott                               1(512)837-1096
pelliott at BlackPatchPanel.com               PMB 181, 11900 Metric Blvd Suite J
http://www.free.blackpatchpanel.com/pme/   Austin TX 78758-3117
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