Re: Lost Trust
Ed <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm a recent convert to debian at home and I was considering switching
> to it for development at work. I've been tracking sarge weeklies with
> jigdo and lost my network device when the tg3 network driver was
> removed without warning.
> I have to say I'm very disappointed. I had this implicit trust that
> releases would get progressively better. On my part, I would test
> them and if anything broke, I would help debug it.
> I never would have guessed that my working system would have been
> intentionally broken.
> The lists don't offer any consolation - I now see it was deleted because
> a patch to fix broken hardware was not offered in source form. Right.
> Do I have to read every changelog.Debian before accepting package
> upgrades? Is there any reason I should trust debian again?
If it makes you feel any better, the Debian DPL gave a talk at Debconf a
couple days ago advocating *not* hastily removing software from Debian
in the name of "freedom", at least until we have a better understanding
of what "freedom" means to stuff other than your typical computer
program. At least, that was my interpretation...
You win again, gravity!