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Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 01:31:08PM -0800, Erast Benson wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 22:19 +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > Or, *freedoms*.  If a hardware vendor wants to profit from Linux users, 
> > they need to lift the limitations on the access to knowledge about their 
> > wares.
> Please wake up. :-)

Why?  Living in a dream world with you seems far more entertaining.

> This will never happen. Nobody sane who spent 50$ millon dollars VC's
> capital will open their IP for free. This is fact of life.




> Major shift of Linux users to OpenSolaris-based distributions might
> happen pretty soon.

Do you have *any* rational basis for making this statement?  Even *sun*
can't give a compelling reason for a sudden, massive stampede of existing
(and new) Linux users to suddenly up-and-switch OS.  I can see benefits in
the large-system market, but how many people have a 32-way box?  I doubt
that Solaris supports as much varied hardware as Linux does, despite your
claims of vendor support -- what percentage of the drivers for commodity x86
hardware in OpenSolaris were written by vendors?  Does OpenSolaris cleanly
install onto my laptop and support all of the hardware in it?

> The question is: whether Debian community wants to be on train or not
> and at which point?

I think buffet car of your train may be serving kool-aid.

- Matt

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