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Re: potato late, goals for woody (IMHO)

On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 05:33:32AM +0100, Colin Watson <cjw44@cam.ac.uk> was heard to say:
> >I know, some or many debian maintainers will not that debian is a mass
> >product. It should be for the elite, mainly for ourself. These people
> >should think about atari and amiga. These computers were better then
> >the wintel one. And, where are these companies now?
> Oh, please. I keep hearing this sort of insinuation with reference to
> Linux, and it doesn't make any more sense here either. How could Debian
> go out of business? Comparisons with Atari and Amiga just don't make
> sense, because the reasons for their disappearance are not applicable to
> Debian; the only way Debian could disappear is if its developers lost
> interest, and arguably if that happens then it *deserves* to disappear.

  Speaking as someone in the new-maintainer queue, one of my reasons for
wanting to work with Debian is that I think it provides an important
service.  If no-one is using it--we're just creating a Linux distribution
for our own amusement, which is fun but..somewhat useless.


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