why should debian be forced to send its stuff to a
I think debian does well for its intent as a free
software community with its own ideas and development...
debian's intent is to be free to those interested
in the project and contribute to it...
your idea sounds like you want debian to develop
and redhat to profit from it...
debian community can distribute its own software in
its own way without being a commercial issue...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 2:05
Subject: LLS: Debian/Redhat
As soon as I get a chance I am going to write an
article recommending that Redhat and Debian form an alliance. Redhat
becomes the distributor to 1) commercial operations and 2) people who are only
interested in being free software consumers.
People interested in
becoming a volunteer producer, in the free software community, will more
likely use the Debian distribution. Debian will become the nexus of the
volunteer based, development community.
One missing ingredient is a
commercial operation that will be the Redhat equivalent distributor of the
Debian distribution. Another missing ingredient is the site that will
provide the Volunteer Registry, the Project Registry and the Volunteer/Project
Match facility. This distributor (with Registries) will become the
gentle onramp for wannabe free software volunteers. There is another
ingredient but I cannot discuss it at this time.
Anyone wanting to
volunteer time, should join the Debian community. Free software,
documentation, databases, images, poetry, literature, etc. will be developed
and tested within the Debian community. Software will flow from Debian
to Redhat, for commercial packaging and distribution. The distributions
must become aligned towards this goal for it to work smoothly.
the picture I intend to promote.