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Re: support for merged /usr in Debian

On Fri, 2016-01-08 at 19:15 +0100, Marc Haber wrote:

> Quite some developers are getting paid to be Debian users or by
> Debian
> users. We participate in Debian because it makes using Debian easier
> for the people who pay us.On Fri, 08 Jan 2016 09:14:45 -0800,
> Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org>
> If these users stop being Debian users, they have no reason to pay
> developers to make Debian better. This causes significant loss of
> development work.
> Not all Debian contributors are contributing because they're students
> that need to get rid of free time. And, in fact, contributing to
> Debian has significantly lost being fun over the last five years.
> Alas, maybe I'm just too old.

No you are not. Debian following the commercial vendor track will make
them extinguished. Technically there are no real advantages of the new
(in many youngsters mind revolutionary) ideas. The idea of a Debian
Universal Operating System, supporting Free Software (not Open Source
Software), is dead.

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