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Re: Fwd: Suggestion on choosing Distro

Hi Venkatesh ,

Trisquel GNU/Linux - Run free! Distro , is a GNU/Linux distribution
using a free version of the Linux kernel as distributed by the
Linux-libre project. The main goals of the project are the production
of a fully free software (free as in free speech) system.

On 5/19/16, shirish शिरीष <shirishag75@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I read the thread as well as the original query as shared on the
> mailing list. There seems to be two distinct activities happening here
> :-
> a. Finding and creation of tools and syllabus
> b. Packaging and maintaining a distro.
> The first thing I would suggest is to be very clear where you want to
> focus. While the first may look easy it is actually a gigantic task.
> The links that Jonas has shared, especially the work done by Dr.
> Kannan introducing Computer Science at a very young age is/was
> extremely commendable. It was and is miles ahead than most IT products
> targeted at children. There is need to update the look and also add
> new concepts but that is a different question altogether. I would
> suggest to look at all those alternatives before even thinking on
> going on that plane. It is an expensive proposition and would take lot
> of management bandwidth which FSFTN could use more productively
> elsewhere.
> b.  Packaging and maintaining a distro. :- Again a somewhat fool-hardy
> idea. Unless you have some good financing behind you, I would suggest
> not to go for it. What I would suggest is at the most just add/change
> the themes and see if you could do that. If there are any gaps in the
> software, talk to upstream (developer who has made the software and is
> maintaining the software without any favor to a particular
> distribution) and try getting it fixed there. Let's just say if your
> alternative doesn't work, you are back to square one without being
> able to show anything for your  efforts. Just as Jonas pointed out,
> maintaining is a long-term battle. Even Debian with a major volunteer
> needs sponsors for it's long-term support cycle
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/2016/05/msg00018.html. At
> the end, it's your time and your choice, although do concur Jonas's
> approach in this case.
> Look forward to know what path you take.
> --
>           Regards,
>           Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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