Re: Debian info for Sys Admins - RFC.
Thanks for your effort. It is a good document.
I have only some small nitpicks...
On Wed, Aug 13 1997 11:30 CDT Douglas Bates writes:
> The full name of Debian is Debian GNU Linux reflecting the fact that
> Linux is substantially based on the GNU system. The Free Software
> Foundation sponsored the initial development of Debian by paying
> Ian Murdoch's salary for some time when he first started the project.
> The distribution is currently the property of a non-profit
> organization called Software in the Public Interest. The director is
> Bruce Perens. He is also the chief architect of Debian. He works for
> Pixar as a System Admin. If you see mail from him on a mailing list
> or news group it is worth reading. He is very good.
> In addition to "stable" and "unstable" you will see directories for
> "contrib" and "non-free". Packages in these directories are not
> covered by the equivalent of the GPL or the Artistic License.
You forget the BSD license.
> can be installed for personal use but should not be redistributed by
> CD-ROM manufacturers unless the manufacturer obtains separate
Emm. The manufacturer should check the copyright of the packages and should
check where he ships it to (License-reasons things a la GIF).
> ... packages in Debian's .deb format. That format contains a gzip'd
> tar archive of all files to be installed for the package and another
> gzip'd tar archive of the control information.
Fore completeness: .debs are ar archives.
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