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Re: OT: debian mentors & ubuntu

On 7/19/05, Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 12:21 +0200, Nico Golde wrote:
> > Heyho,
> > why is mentors.debian.net powered by Ubuntu?
> http://mentors.debian.net/
>         About this repository
>         Welcome to the debian-mentors public software repository.
>         ...
>         Please note that this service is not run as a part of the
>         official debian.org web site.*
>         ...
>         If you have questions which you do not find answered on these
>         web pages please write an email to support@mentors.debian.net.
> Ben
> * And if it were, you'd ask debian-project, not debian-devel.

And if so, hopefully they would answer that it reflects a judgment
within the discretion of its principal sysadmin(s), and that success
for a Debian derivative is not failure for Debian.  And hopefully they
would be able to point to other services that run on other Debian
derivatives, or at least a plan to deploy such.  And hopefully this
would reflect a generally more positive attitude among DDs towards the
leveraging of Debian's mechanisms and code in good faith by
profit-seeking entities than one would gather from reading d-d.

Call me an unreasoning optimist (or vilify me as a traitor to
communitarian ideals), but I think it is not out of the question for
the Debian project and community to evolve in that direction.  Might
contribute to more nuanced views of legal issues, too.

- Michael

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