Re: [gnu.misc.discuss,gnu.emacs.gnus] Free software: Packagers vs Developers
> On the long term, I could see developers themselves create packages
> for the hypothetical dominating platform (say LSB) using the
> hypothetical dominating package format. With the right software and
> the right standards, it would just be another Makefile target.
> Distributors would then collect the already made packages, and we
> would avoid the middlemen in most cases.
I think this sorely underestimates the complexity involved in making a
well-integrated distribution. Maybe he doesn't, but I'll be surprised
if this is ever the norm.
Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930