Re: the danger of specialized Debian
In article <200002130200.SAA09904@earth.laney.edu> you wrote:
> So all
> you security people working on that, all the kids advocates, all the gamers,
> all the disabled, student, women, men advocates, -please- contribute to the
> one big pile so we all benefit.
Absolutely. I don't know anyone who wants to fork the distribution.
On the other hand, I think there *is* room for some set of single-CD install
images tailored for different target audiences. This is a logical extension
of the task- concept, and is something I've thought about while thinking about
what package pools could help enable.
My notion is that each of these install images would serve as an easy
installation path for some group of users with common interest in a subset of
what Debian has to offer. By making absolutely sure that each of these
installation vectors can be easily and "normally" updated and augmented from
the main Debian distribution paths, we get the benefit of forks in the
distribution without any of the angst.