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Re: Debian's children distros, are they cooperating with us?



On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 08:04:56AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> In my opinion the main argument is lazyness:  I for myself am very lazy
> and I would avoid any effort I would have to do if others would be happy
> to do the work for me.  Thus if I would be a vendor of a Debian derived
> distribution I would be happy if Debian would maintain some additions
> I need for my distribution.  The precondition for this lazyness is that
> I offer Debian the stuff I would need for my distribution.
> 
	Yes. I've seen this same attitude of some companies. They just put
the source up in their FTP server (sometimes they don't even do this) and
are done with it.

	Of course, this plays agains them because not integrating some
stuff with Debian makes for quirks in upgrades in the end users's system
(when a new Debian release is made, or when a security advisory is
sent ....). If the company goes out of business (i.e. Corel) then I guess
they don't care at all, but IMHO a single-shot Linux distribution is not a
well thought business plan.

	Regards

	Javi

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