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Re: An abrupt End to Debian Live

Daniel, since this rukus blew up and your announcement I have been considering my involvement with Debian (I have even install Devuan to see if that would suit my purposes). I don't have anything to add to my previous comments apart from I hope you create a Debian Live repository or PPA and let us know where it is located. Debian Live is to good a project (and tool) to just let die. Many people, apart from myself, rely on Debian Live (to create our own purpose specific distros, which is something you know already) and its demise will create many problems downstream (which is obviously something the "other" team chose to ignore when they started this mess). I don't want to pressure you into anything, even though the crux of this email is to highlight the problems that will occur downstream, I just want to let you know that Debian Live does have a loyal following of people who do use it for reasons that are to help others even further downstream.

On 10 November 2015 at 03:47, 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 can be great.

But depending on who you are, where you come from, and who your friends
are, Debian can also be hateful and full of deceit.

Before even more of reality[0] is spin-doctored into some distorted[1]
view of it, and before my past work is being discredited, I will take
the high road and continue my work on Debian Live images on the outside.

If there is one thing I did learn over the past years of agressions
towards me, then that it is this: I am forced to blindly and
unchallenged accept everything others decide about me or my work,
resistence to the cabal is futile, anything goes, no[2] matter[3] what[4].

Therefore, after having founded Debian Live back in 2006 and having by
now almost 10 years continuously worked on it, without further ado:

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

The live.debian.net server will be shut down end of month, the Git
repositories are read-only as of now and mirrored to GitHub[6] for archival.

So long, and thanks for all the fish[7].


[0] https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/08/
[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-live/2015/11/msg00008.html
[2] https://bugs.debian.org/497471
[3] https://bugs.debian.org/759189
[4] https://bugs.debian.org/754910
[5] https://bugs.debian.org/804315
[6] https://github.com/debian-live
[7] http://live.debian.net/project/downstream/

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