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Re: Arguments for basing upon Debian

On Sat, 08 Oct 2011 17:37:13 +0100
Jamie Thompson <debian-derivatives@jamie-thompson.co.uk> wrote:

> On 2011-10-08 1:19 PM, Jeremiah C. Foster wrote:

> > Here's the best path forward; - Write great software - License it
> > under a strong copyleft license - Contribute to truly open projects
> > That's it. Based on those criteria one might propose that a Debian
> > based re-spin of Mer (let's call it DeMer) might be a good path
> > forward if you wanted a new project to work on. If not, you can
> > participate in a number of good projects, like GNU, Fedora or
> > Debian. My choice is Debian, because of its social contract, its
> > high quality software, its support for a number of architectures,
> > and because of the people involved. Your choice of course will
> > likely be different. :-) Regards, Jeremiah 
> Indeed. My attempts to get stronger ties to Debian in these new
> projects is basically because I don't have the resources to run a
> project like this myself and duplicating, say, the Mer project, seems
> like such a waste of resources. I'd love to be a part of a Debian
> Mobile project based upon Maemo with stronger ties to Debian as
> Ubuntu has, but I just don't want to be the entire project ;). I see
> being able to leverage the Debian project's resources as a great way
> to minimise the work required in the forked distro, if you will. I do
> contribute to Debian (for much the same reasons you do, apparently)
> as time allows (usually bug reports and troubleshooting, and the odd
> small patch)...but unfortunately that constraint means I can probably
> only be a small cog in a project, and thus somewhat reliant on those
> further up the project food chain.

Don't know if you've seen this or not, but this seems a good place to
link it. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/09/msg00126.html


Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK7FOSS)
No, I won't join your social networking group

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