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Re: funding amd64

Dan Helfman <witten@debian.org> writes:

> Suppose that there is a company interested in funding some of the
> development of porting Debian to amd64, either in terms of paying
> developers or buying hardware or both, in an attempt to speed up the
> eventual release of a pure (or mostly) 64-bit amd64 Debian
> port. Would such a company's funds be well spent in this regard? Or
> will the amd64 port be done "when it's done," completely immune to
> hastening via outside financing?

As I see it, having more hardware would probably not have much effect,
we already have several machines. Paying somebody to do the work
should be more effective, but it might be hard to find somebody who is
willing and able.


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