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Re: funding amd64

* Falk Hueffner 

| 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.

True, though it could help a little, at least for me, I'm unable to
try to get d-i working since I don't have a local machine to test on.

| Paying somebody to do the work should be more effective, but it
| might be hard to find somebody who is willing and able.

I'm both willing and able (I think :), but I don't have the time at
the moment.  Need to clean up a few bits of my life first.

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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