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Re: BOSS is back ?? Seems like Yes !

Hi BOSS Linux and others,

[cc'ing Prema S. as formal C-DAC contact at Debian census page]

Quoting Amey Abhyankar (2015-09-22 08:25:27)
> On 22 September 2015 at 11:23, BOSS Linux <bosslinux.cdac@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> BOSS is officially a part of Debian Derivatives
> Fantastic!

Yup.  I fully agree it is great that BOSS is based on Debian (which is 
no news - BOSS was based on Debian also last I checked 4 years ago too), 
and even greater to learn that it is still actively maintained.

> -Can some1 add information about BOSS here? I don't have access to 
> edit this page = http://www.debian.org/misc/children-distros

There's info here: https://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census/BOSSlinux

That page is used also by automated tools, so edit with caution.

>> and the Official BOSS  releases for public domain contains packages 
>> ONLY from main section of Debian and thus there is no question of 
>> "suing" for any reason.

I fully agree there's no reason to sue¹ BOSS here.  But it is incorrect 
that public accessible BOSS is a Debian Pure Blend - some parts are not 
pristine Debian packages but derived.  To take an example, the package 
"alacarte" was patched to include Kashmiri languages: 

During my brief visit to India in 2011 I met with C-DAC and we discussed 
ways to improve relationship with Debian.  C-DAC then sent 3 of their 
developers to our MiniDebconf in Mangalore with few days notice, and 
sponsored my travel costs while in India (I met with students in 
Hyderabad, Mengaluru and Bengaluru).

Sadly those developers left the company few months after our meetings, 
as far as I heard, and C-DAC and I didn't keep in touch in other ways.

Would C-DAC perhaps be interested in a renewed effort to work closer?

My girlfriend and I will likely visit India at the end on 2015, this 
time with specific aim of collaborating closely with Debian derivatives.

Would C-DAC be interested in e.g. hosting Siri and me in Chennai in two 
weeks of december to work for 2 weeks directly with BOSS developers? 
Would other Debian enthusiasts happen to be in or near Chennai at the 
time and be interested in attending such work sessions or some of them?

Kind regards,

 - Jonas

¹ I agree also with others in this thread that an eventual lawsuit would 
be for copyright holders to consider: Debian mainly distributes code of 
others and hold copyright only for small pieces like the installer.

² Sadly for C-DAC - as I was told the developers themselves were excited 
about their new opportunities.

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
 * Tlf.: +45 40843136  Website: http://dr.jones.dk/

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