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Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd

On Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 09:10:29AM -0500, Michael Alan Dorman wrote:

> John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:
> does, I don't think we should try and dissuade them from it: it might
> be beneficial in the future---additional portability, more diverse
> users, etc.

Well, again it's not GPL, so I don't think we could call it GNU.

But anyway, if there really is a problem with Linux compared to FreeBSD,
which I maintain there isn't, why not fix Linux?  This would require far
less effort than porting a lot of Linux stuff to FreeBSD.  We'd still
potentially get those people that were avoiding it, which would again mean
more diverse users.

I don't see how FreeBSD increases portability.  It runs only on i386 (and
maybe Alpha by now).

> Honestly, too, I don't see people abandoning or neglecting Debian
> GNU/Linux in favor of Debian GNU/FreeBSD in large numbers---or even
> small numbers---so how could it hurt us?

If there really is a problem with Linux as opposed to FreeBSD, we should be
focusing resources on fixing Linux.  It seems common sense to me.


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