Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd
- To: Michael Alan Dorman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: John Goerzen <email@example.com>, "Phillip R. Jaenke" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Julio <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd
- From: Joseph Carter <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 19:56:44 -0800
- Message-id: <[🔎] 19990218195644.C10184@debian.org>
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- In-reply-to: <[🔎] email@example.com>; from Michael Alan Dorman on Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 09:10:29AM -0500
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On Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 09:10:29AM -0500, Michael Alan Dorman wrote:
> > The problem is that people that would otherwise be working on something
> > useful would have their time taken up with this. If there's no value to it,
> > why should we spend energy on it? FreeBSD is a dead-end path anyway.
> Or, the other side of the coin, it will bring people to maintain
> Debian packages who otherwise wouldn't have, so there is value to it,
> so we should spend energy on it.
We can't expect massive converts from FreeBSD to Debian GNU/FreeBSD and
we can't expect massive converts the other direction. It would serve a
unique audience coming some from FreeBSD, some from Linux, some from lots
> While I would have no interest in working on this system, if someone
> 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.
More users too. =>
> 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?
You could lose me to the BSD kernel if they ever get a sane console
driver. More likely though, you're likely to get me to make GNU/Linux a
little better by playing with FreeBSD..
"There are 3 things to remember about being a Starship Captain:
Keep your shirt tucked in, go down with the ship, and never,
ever abandon a member of your crew."
-- Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek: Voyager