Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd
Yes, exactly. I have used FreeBSD. What do we have to offer them,
honestly? Frankly, they have a lot to offer US. Their One Central CVS
Tree, for instance. make world is a wondrous thing. It ensures the system
never gets inconsistent with regard to libraries and such. Ditto for "make
I like knowing that, if the binary is on my system, then so is the source.
Debian comes in close second, because I know I can always get the source
from our website, unlike other Linux dists where I have to hunt stuff down.
Also, the FreeBSD install is VERY nice.
On Wed, 17 Feb 1999, Chris Waters wrote:
> Gordon Matzigkeit wrote:
> > I don't know if the FreeBSD people will like the idea of you
> > ``hijacking'' their kernel, throwing a bunch of GPLed software on top
> > of it, and calling it a distribution.
> If they don't want it "hijacked", they should use a license that forbids
> hijacking. It would be preposterous for them to object to a GPL'd
> version when they don't object to proprietary versions.
> Nevertheless, it would probably be wise to talk to them before leaping
> into it. The fact that they've already fragmented into three separate
> camps implies that there may be some volatile personalities involved.
> > Think of what KIMP did for both the GIMP and KDE projects.
> I wasn't involved, but my impression was that KIMP was considered to
> violate the GIMP license, which is a very different situation.
> Ultimately, we can do it or not as we choose. But if we talk to them,
> maybe we can arrange to do it without creating yet another fork in the
> BSD community. Maybe. And that begs the question: do we really *want*
> to do this? From what I hear, the BSDers are pretty happy with their
> ports system. I'm not sure if Debian BSD would interest many people.
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