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Re: An abrupt End to Debian Live

I agree.

As a power user sitting on the sidelines, I've used Linux in some form since the days when you updated your distribution by sending a blank 10mb tape to sunsite.unc.edu and greeted the mailman every day thereafter until your new copy arrived. Since then, I've installed and used Slackware, Redhat (prior to CentOS), Mandrake/Mandrive, and Debian. I've installed from tape, from floppy, from CD and DVD, and now from USB.

I've pretty much settled on the Debian Live installation by choice, mostly because of its support for the third-party repository and the time savings in getting it to work on a range of [manufactured] [corporate] workstations, for which the alternative is to accept the version/license of Windows that comes with such a hardware platform. Microsoft can ship a single installation media that just works, and the Live DVD (and it's various live derivatives) aims for the exact same thing.

To tear up a long-standing unofficial release so broadly known throughout the Linux world over the implementation of a security architecture - more specifically, who has or wants the responsibility for implementing that new security architecture and/or who is going to get credit for it - is not the spirit of cooperation that exemplifies the biggest challenger to the Microsoft desktop. The computer world evolves, and up until now I've seen Debian evolve with it.

If Microsoft had known this is all it would take, I'm sure they would have done it much earlier.



On 11/09/2015 05:17 PM, chals wrote:
On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 5:47 PM, Daniel Baumann
<daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.com> wrote:
[ I don't know why this post is not showing up on planet.debian.org:
I am sending it here by mail now. ]

An abrupt End to Debian Live

   Debian Live is dead, hijacked by the debian-cd and the
   debian-installer Teams[5]

It is sad to see the end of such a great project, the project you
envisioned and fostered from the very beginning until the end.

I am helpless because I am witnessing an injustice and no matter what
I say I can't seem to change anything. I think that your decision is
understandable. I would have probably done the same thing. But I will
not shut up, I'll speak up and let everybody know that what you say is
true. Your project has been sadly hijacked in a very sad way by people
who think they have the right to do so. Shame on them.

>From a personal point of view, I am glad to have met you and be able
to contribute to your project. I hope we meet in the future in some
other project.

The rest is silence...

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