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Re: Linux Core Consortium

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 12:45:15 -0800, Bruce Perens <bruce@perens.com> said: 

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> Wouter Verhelst wrote:

>> 'ISV' is just another name for 'Software Hoarder'.

> Please keep in mind this portion of Debian's Social Contract:

>    /We will support our users who develop and run non-free software
>    on Debian /

	Right. We'll not do anything actively sabotaging running
 non-free software -- we probably shall even expend a modicum of
 effort to help them.  But there is a line, beyond which such effort
 is better spent on free software.

> One of the reasons for this is that you can get more people to
> appreciate Free Software if you can get it into their hands
> first. If they have no choice but to stick with RH and SuSE because
> they can't get their stuff supported elsewhere, they will never get
> our message.

	Right. So I am cautiously in favour  of giving LCC a shot --
 while bearing in mind that this is not a do or die effort. If it does
 not impact the users of free software, and it does not require major
 effort, we should see if LCC can be supported.

She always believed in the old adage -- leave them while you're
looking good. Anita Loos, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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