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Freedombox and Distro Watch: Good News for Debian Pure Blends

I agree with Danny that the below sounds like it's good news for Debian
Pure Blends:

* Third parties like distrowatch are able to understand that even though
it is the same software, it is valuable to different communities

* The pure blends are successfully differentiating themselves while
managing to stay true to Debian.

Do we want to bits this from the angle of supporting the pure blends
If not perhaps at least a micronews.

   -------- Forwarded Message --------
   Subject: [Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox Recognized as a Distribution
   of Linux
   Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:55:52 -0400
   From: Danny Haidar <haidar@freedomboxfoundation.org>
   To: freedombox-discuss@alioth-lists.debian.net

   Hi everyone,

   Good news: DistroWatch has officially recognized the FreedomBox
   operating system as a distribution of Linux! This means that FreedomBox
   is now listed in DistroWatch's authoritative database of Linux and BSD
   distributions. It's considered a rite of passage for an operating
   system to be listed on DistroWatch. And FreedomBox has finally gained
   this honor!

   One thing stands out to me about this news: this is a win for Debian
   Pure Blends.

   Though FreedomBox is now listed as its own distribution on DistroWatch,
   we remain committed to Debian and our status as a pure blend. Indeed,
   FreedomBox is not the first Debian pure blend to be listed on
   DistroWatch: Debian Edu/Skolelinux has also been listed. The fact that
   pure blends are successful enough to achieve distribution status in
   their own right is a testament to Debian's strength as a stable base of
   software packages. FreedomBox is proof that you can build a
   fully-functional, specialized operating system without ever leaving the
   Debian ecosystem. I view our listing on DistroWatch as more proof that
   it is possible to succeed as a pure blend, despite the challenges.

   Check out FreedomBox's official listing on DistroWatch here:

   Check out our full news story here:

   Congrats, everyone!


Danny Haidar*
Vice-President for Product & Development
FreedomBox Foundation

* Not admitted to practice law in any jurisdiction.
Nothing in this email constitutes legal advice.
I cannot establish any attorney-client relationships.

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