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Re: HP and Debian

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 03:50:43PM +0100, Elliot Dray wrote:
> I have a brief question about HP and Debian. I thought until recently that 
> Debian was HP's preferred Linux distribution, but I read recently that HP 
> have signed some agreement with RedHat. I also read that long time advocate 
> of Debian Bruce Perens no longer works for hp.

Bruce did leave hp, yes.  But many debian advocates still work for hp.

> I know that some HP Unix/Linux guys read this list. so my question is has 
> Debian been confined to the backwaters of HP Linux development in favour of 
> Redhat? can we expect the hardware documents locked in the vaults of HP to 
> be scrubbed and released for open source developers to construct drivers 
> for HP specific hardware?

I don't think this is really the right list to comment on this
kind of thing, and I'm certainly not the right person to comment (see
, articles entitled "Puffin sells out!" ;-)

"It's not Hollywood.  War is real, war is primarily not about defeat or
victory, it is about death.  I've seen thousands and thousands of dead bodies.
Do you think I want to have an academic debate on this subject?" -- Robert Fisk

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