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Re: heads up

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:

>    There is a major difference between the GNU/Hurd and all the Linux
>    and BSD ports.  We are creating a new os.
> I fail to see who exactly is creating a new OS.

Those people who are hacking the GNU Hurd and not playing Hurd politics.

> I know you cannot mean Debian GNU/Hurd, since it is a second class
> citizen within Debian and will _always_ be a second class citizen.

Why? Evidence?

> And the small problem of having "Debian GNU/Linux" dictate how things
> should be done with Debian GNU/Hurd.  You cannot do anything new if
> you have someone else dictating how you should do things (people
> bitching about totally nonessential things like the FHS is a nice
> example).  Anything that deviates from Debian GNU/Linux will be
> frowned upon for the soul reason that "it isn't in Debian GNU/Linux".

Of course there are debates between Linux centric and GNU/Hurd people
within Debian.  It would be very bad if there were not.

> What Debian GNU/Hurd will be is Debian GNU/Linux + translator support,
> and a easy way for people to try the Hurd, without all the nice
> things.  Debian is not interested in creating a new operating system.

Debian is made up of people with widely differing views, so some will
be interested in new os's, others indifferent, yet others anti.  Your
statement is missleading.

> I also know that you cannot mean the GNU system, since "we" consists
> of less people then there are people hacking on the Hurd right now.

What do you mean?


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