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Re: "Why" Debian Common Core Alliance? Why not Debian?

<quote who="Michael Meskes" date="Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 01:20:32PM +0200">
> Are you saying that it is better and easier to create a fork than
> work on improving Debian?

The reality of the situation is that there are at least 129
distributions derived form Debian and the number is going to
grow. Some of those forks can be rolled back into the fold with a
little effort but for political, social, personal, and technical
reasons, one Debian *will* not serve everybody. One size doesn't fit

CDDs are one *great* way to solve this problem but it's worth pointing
out that on a certain level, they also often end up as
forks. Institutional separate of many types projects also can fulfill a
useful role.

I agree with Anthony points out. Forks *can* improve Debian. It should
be our goal and the goals of derivers to avoid forks where it's
possible and beneficial and to mitigate their negative effects so that
we *all* benefit when it's not.


Benjamin Mako Hill

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