On Tuesday 23 February 2010 09:40:10 Stan Hoeppner wrote: > It's a crappy system. Layers of additional complexity > and breakage just to deal with the politics of "free". This is one of the > many reasons I roll my own kernels from kernel.org source. I love Debian, > but I don't care for the Debian kernels. But I'm getting OT now, and this > thread needs to die. Debian was founded with the DFSG as one of its guiding documents. I share the values expressed in the document, and am opposed to Debian shirking any of the requirements therein. It would be nice if the Linux kernel team provided source tarballs consistent with those same principles. When they do not, I am glad the Debian kernel team takes on the task of preparing packages that are consistent with those principles. Free Software has never been without cost. Sometimes that cost is time and complexity. Sometimes that cost is incompatibility with proprietary systems. Sometimes that cost is lack of features. The Free Software community shares these costs and eliminates them where it is legally and technically possible. In any case, I also agree that the thread needs to end. I will try to make this my last post in it. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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