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Re: Linux Core Consortium

On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 08:34:17AM -0500, Ian Murdock wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 00:44 +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > Besides that the LCC sounds like an extraordinarily bad idea, passing
> > around binaries only makes sense if you can't easily reproduce them from
> > the source (which I defined very broadly to include all build scripts
> > and depencies), and that case is the worst possible thing a distribution
> > can get into.
> The LCC core will be fully reproducible from source. You may
> (and probably will) lose any certifications if you do that,
> for the same reason that the distros reproduced from the Red
> Hat Enterprise Linux source (e.g., White Box Linux) lose them.
> But it won't be take it or leave it. If reproducing from
> source and/or modifying the core packages is more important to
> you than the certifications, you will be able to do that.

So again what do you gain by distributing binaries if their reproducible
from source?  

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