Re: Member distributions and popularity
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On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:40:02AM -0600, Ean Schuessler wrote:
>"Debian Pure Blends" are definitely part of the picture. It would be
>really great if we promoted Debian Pure Blends on the "Getting Debian"
>page. I'm not sure if we want to say that *only* Debian Pure Blends
>would be promoted by us.
Any work improving Blends is directly improving Debian too.
Work improving a derived distro _might_ become beneficial to Debian too.
Perhaps. If someone does the extra work of bridging the gap.
Therefore I find it bad to promote derivatives - "unpure blends".
>For instance, if Google were to distribute a signed G1 firmware with a
>real Debian distribution... how would that be handled?
Google would engage directly with Debian to make a Debian Pure blend for
their needs. And then either sign themselves or - when we get blends
integrated into the official Debian release routines, complete with
blend-specific distribution media - make the G1 devices trust images
signed by Debian.
I suspect, however, that G1 devices would need non-free stuff, which
means they cannot _not_ use a "real Debian distribution" but need some
>I've never had an occasion to read the Debian Pure Blend docs.
>To your point about not wasting lots of keystrokes...
Actually reading the docs might avoid wasting quite some keystrokes!
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