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the danger of specialized Debian

is anyone else out there scared of the idea of project forking? is there
another way to provide the same funtionality without adding confusion?

i'm glad to see that people are interested in making linux availale to first
time computer users, k-12 schools, and people with disabilities. the
internet community as a whole needs more of this kind of initiative. i am
however concerened that if not properly organized, these projects may dilute
Debian's energy.

perhaps instead of creating specialized branches, the developers interested
in Debian for Kids, GNU/Schulinux, etc would consider putting together
robust packages that fulfill these needs.

am i off the mark or is there a real danger here?

(jacob kuntz)                    jpk@cape.com jake@{megabite,underworld}.net
(megabite systems)     "think free speech, not free beer." (gnu foundataion)

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