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Re: What makes a debconf?

On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 07:25:19AM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> It's a bit more complicated than that.

Thanks for the clarifications.

While it may be true that ALS would have gone belly-up anyway along with
so many other innocent bystanders to the dot-com bust, I think a the
decision to take "ALS" on the road, and out of the U.S. southeast, was a
fundamental mistake.

Some of the poorest parts of the U.S. are in the southeast region, and
in this time of economic recession, cash-strapped businesses, school
districts, universities, and even government bureaus need GNU/Linux more
than ever to attain independence from M$ licensing servitude.

I admit that my perspective is only informed by what I perceive as
opportunities for Free Software (and Debian Developers), and that I
understand little of the economics of running a trade show.

G. Branden Robinson                |    You should try building some of the
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    stuff in main that is
branden@debian.org                 |    modern...turning on -Wall is like
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    turning on the pain. -- James Troup

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