Hi, I am holding in my hands the 09/06 copy of the German Linux Magazin, and on page 76, opensourcefactory.com has advertised Open/OS Corporate Linux , which apparently makes Debian "mature". 0. http://www.open-os.com/cms/index.php?page=Home It calls our distro "reliable and secure" and states that they add "maturity and corporate readiness". Then they go on to state that Debian is - reliable - secure - upgradeable - integrateable - preconfigured - remotely administratable and that they add support and maintenance, which adds the features - reliable release cycle - newest packages - security team - preselected packages - security administration - certification - software tests the result is Open/OS Corporate Linux, which is thus - stable - secure - business-oriented While I applaud their efforts and I think it's exceptionally great how they are open about Debian forming the basis of their product (!), the ad also leaves a weird aftertaste, specifically because - we have our own security team - we have preselected packages (tasks) - we are definitely ready for the business world (I know what they mean, I guess) and since their ad is entitled "Debian of full age", it kind of suggests that Debian per se is immature, a child, an assertion I'd strongly oppose. I'd be interested in what people think. Am I just overreacting? Should we do anything about this? If so, what? -- Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list! .''`. martin f. krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> : :' : proud Debian developer, author, administrator, and user `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck http://debiansystem.info `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems if loving linux is wrong, i don't want to be right.
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