Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting
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Stephen Gran <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Well, under this proposal, even if people do a lot of good work, they
>> could be relegated to SCC for non-technical economic reasons (such as
>> no new hardware being sold), and thus doomed to a slow, painful death
>> in Debian.
> If you hadn't snipped the earlier part of my message where I said I
> thought this was intended to ensure that replacement parts would be
> available, then perhaps you would have had less to be upset with me
Please understand that getting replacement parts won't be a problem
for at least a dozen years. It's really simple to understand.
There are newcomers to Linux and Debian everyday. This isn't going to
stop. Those people have potentially old hardware stored somewhere for
some reasons (they're called "geeks", or "nerds" sometimes).
You'll always find somebody willing to donate hardware to Debian. This
is a fact; it happened before. (and we've still got EBay -- the
Project bought replacement parts off of EBay already in the past).
Julien BLACHE - Debian & GNU/Linux Developer - <email@example.com>
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