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Re: Debian Edu + Skolelinux: 2 names, 2 distros, 1 project

Does that mean that Skolelinux will be more similar to  Ubuntu's approach?
If yes, I think that is good idea! The schools need solutions work...

2010/3/13 Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>

some days ago a IMO meaningful distinction and direction for the question in
subject occured to me...

Currently we struggle with both the problem of having two names for one
project and with the problem of finding the right balance between freenees
and usefulness in our release.

So I had the idea to actually release two distros:

a.) Debian Edu: 100% free, 100% Debian
b.) Skolelinux: Debian Edu plus some non-free stuff schools need

Both distros would be produced by the same project and released at the same

What do you think of the general idea?

For myself I can say that I would love to work on both distros, as I know
of/value the importance of having a fully free Debian distro for
schools/educational bodies (so they can use it as a base for their distro)
and I know that (probably other) schools want a solution that just works and
dont care that much about (short term) freenees (ie want firmwares and
nonfree flash installed by default).


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