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Re: Debian should not modify the kernels!



also sprach Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> [2003.09.21.1607 +0200]:
> I think that we should include some improvements to the default
> kernel by default.  The question is not whether we should
> distribute modified kernels but how modified they should be.

Yes, I agree.

> and maybe we can include the Red Hat kernel in Debian and have
> patches against it too.

Consider yourself slapped. The last time I took a look at the Red
Hat kernel, it seemed as if it was the patchy type of
feature-everything-at-cost-of-security-and-manageability

> > I don't buy a book just to find that every third page is
> > different. A note "we thought you might want the changed pages.
> > if you don't, please remove them and put the loose ones in the
> > package into their place" doesn't help that.
> 
> Bad analogy.  Consider the way that the Harry Potter books have
> been modified for the limited vocabulary of the American audience.

I don't know those, nor am I particularly interested. But do you
think that if the American audience would have known about this,
would they have just accepted it?

I think the analogy is not too bad. It's also not good.

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