Re: distributions: UBUNTU vs DEBIAN
On Sunday 23 April 2006 12:23, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Monique Y. Mudama wrote:
> > Who are these most people, and why should it matter to the
> > developers what "most people" want when they're not paying
> > customers?
> Go through the archives of this list and read how many times
> people cite Apt as the reason they use and stick with Debian. The
> social contract gets hardly the same number of mentions. Why should
> the developers care? One presumes they have some interest in what
> the people whom are using their distribution are interested in.
> Otherwise they would be one very self-involved and isolated bunch.
Count me as one for apt. I like the social contract, but I have to run
a business. While I try to avoid non-FOSS, I'm not going to let my
business fail or spend months or years working around it. I've spent 5
years writing special software and at some point I have to make sure I
make a living on it.
Isn't there an archive for non GPL'ed software, as well? I think it is
great Debian is free, but as someone running a business who needs his
software to do certain things, I think such an archive is an important
side-project. (I probably even have it in my apt sources, but forgot
about it -- don't have time to check now, gotta run for an