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Re: Reality check! [was: Re: Debian goes big business?]

On Sat, Jan 23, 1999 at 07:14:35PM +0000, thomas lakofski wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Jan 1999, Paul Seelig wrote:

> Can some focus be brought to getting there with similar ease?  I've
> been with Debian for over 2 years now and would be sad to have to
> abandon it in the long run because of 'we don't do that' politicking
> instead of pragmatism amongst developers.

My original point was that this is probably not the sort of thing that
'just happens' - it is much more likely to happen in a commercial
environment, where it is important, not just an idea of something that
might be nice.  Being volunteers, we can't just go around saying "it
should be this way, someone else do it" - it just doesn't work like
that.  If you really want something, start working on it...
Obviously, given the lack of an easy install, this hasn't been
something anyone has 'really wanted' (heh, and why would we - all of
us have already managed to figure out the install..:-)

My thought is that this is an area where some free software companies
could be useful... spending their time making an easy install.
However, I'm not sure how this might work financially, and have it
still be Free (which is one of the things it might be interesting to
talk about on a debian-business list).

David Welton                          http://www.efn.org/~davidw 

        Debian GNU/Linux - www.debian.org

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