Re: Providing official virtualisation images of Debian
Karl Goetz <email@example.com> schrieb:
>> I think it's sufficient for starters to provide images for stable
>> (they can be updated for every few point updates if needed).
>> What virtualisation solutions should be supported?
>> - Vmware has a significant installed base and is relevant, although
>> - Microsoft Virtual PC is likely also needed
>> - Citrix XenServer?
> Would this require the Debian project to go out and buy various bits of
> proprietary software to build the images with?
No money will need to be spend. There will surely be people, who
have access to such systems at work. At least VMware also offers
free-as-in-beer variants like vmware server or ESXi. (IIRC)
I don't see a problem with offering Debian in proprietary virt formats,
it's essentially comparable to the FSF offering builds for of the GNU
userland for proprietary Unixes; to provide people an initial stepstone
to get out of their proprietary mess.