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Re: possible compromise for ITP: linux?

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 06:22:13PM +0100, Eike Sauer wrote:
> Hello!

Hi Eike,

> The discussion doesn't seem to be very productive any more.
> Time to come to a compromise?

Sounds nice.

> What about letting Robert build and upload (if ftp-masters agree)
> his package, *if* he puts it in experimental, uses a description
> that contains a warning about the experimental status of the
> package in a prominent place, and not calling it "linux", but... 
> (Robert, please choose. linux-tng, linux-experimental and other 
> names have been proposed). If all works out fine and such packages 
> eventually become the standard way of installing the linux kernel, 
> the name could be changed then (as well as distrubution and description).
> If it's not working, an important package name stays usable.

I agree with all the above, as long as there's consensus to do that.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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