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Re: Suggested press release in reaction to RHAT dropping sparc and alpha

"Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar@debian.org> writes:

> Sparc and Alpha users enjoy the same vast breadth of free software
> (some 10,000 packages in our stable distribution,) bug fixes, and
> timely security updates as any other Debian user.  Because our
> operating system is a labor of love not a money-making enterprise,
> they will never be held hostage to the shifting agendas of
> commercial vendors.

I might be inclined to try and keep the tone more positive, with
greater emphasis on our advantages than their limitations -- I suspect
the terms "hostage" and "agendas" may just inflame various people
without much positive benefit otherwise, that is unless RedHat has
somehow upset us enough lately that we really do consider them an

Maybe replace "Because ..." with something like

  Debian, as an all volunteer organization can afford to support any
  architecture for which there is sufficient community interest.  This
  should promise a long healthy life for our both our Alpha and Sparc
  binary distributions

That's just off the top of my head and could obviously be better, but
hope it gives the idea...


Rob Browning
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