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Re: Bug#220401: ITP: linux-experimental -- Linux 2.4 kernel [EXPERIMENTAL PACKAGE]

Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es> writes:

> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 07:24:52PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> Robert Millan wrote:
>> >There's no consistency in that, since FreeBSD and NetBSD are not kernels.
>> Robert, your (frankly autistic) worldview worries me. What do you
>> believe would be in a freebsd-kernel or netbsd-kernel package? What do
>> you believe would be in a linux-kernel package? When someone says
>> "Linux", do you think they generally mean something massively different
>> to when they say "NetBSD"? 
> Yes.

Could you elaborate?  The obvious interpretation of your "Yes" is that
you do not understand a large part of your target audience (new users
who do not customize their kernels).  By and large, that set of users
does use "Linux" to refer to the entire operating environment, from
kernel up to the desktop.

Overly terse answers (and your previous dismissals of questions as
"trivial" despite attempts to explain why they are non-trivial) do not
reassure anyone that you are capable of packaging a critical system
component, especially in an ambitiously different way.


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