Re: support for merged /usr in Debian
On Jan 08 2016, Svante Signell <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-01-07 at 22:46 +0100, Philip Hands wrote:
>> Marc Haber <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > On Tue, 5 Jan 2016 19:37:03 +0100, Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> wrote:
>> > > On Jan 05, Ian Jackson <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > People who have been using a configuration for many years naturally
>> > > > become upset when they are told that it has been `unsupported' for all
>> > > > of this time and that, implicitly, changes are going to be made which
>> > > > will break it.
>> > > I think that your summary is correct, and I am quite sure that it would
>> > > be a bad engineering practice to make technical decisions based on
>> > > people's emotions.
>> > Unfortunately, it's emotions that take vendor decisions. Your attitude
>> > is driving big users towards the paid-for Enterprise Linuxes, be it
>> > logical or not, be it good engineering or not.
>> Even if that were true, I fail to understand why we should be worried.
> The problem is that with Debian heading down this road, the Debian GNU/Linux
> distribution will not exist in 5 years from now.
Debian is developed by its developers, not by its users. Do you have any
evidence (other than your opinion) that loss of users would cause loss
of development work?
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