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Re: Proposal: Reaffirm our commitment to support portability and multiple implementations

Quoting Guillem Jover (2019-11-30 18:46:27)
> I'm thus proposing the following:
> ----X<----
> Title: Reaffirm our commitment to support portability and multiple implementations
> The Debian project reaffirms its commitment to be the glue that binds
> and integrates different software that provides similar or equivalent
> functionality, with their various users, be them humans or other software,
> which is one of the core defining traits of a distribution.
> We consider portability to different hardware platforms and software
> stacks an important aspect of the work we do as a distribution, which
> makes software architecturally better, more robust and more future-proof.
> We acknowledge that different upstream projects have different views on
> software development, use cases, portability and technology in general.
> And that users of these projects weight tradeoffs differently, and have
> at the same time different and valid requirements and/or needs fulfilled
> by these diverse views.
> Following our historic tradition, we will welcome the integration of
> these diverse technologies which might sometimes have conflicting
> world-views, to allow them to coexist in harmony within our distribution,
> by reconciling these conflicts via technical means, as long as there
> are people willing to put in the effort.
> This enables us to keep serving a wide range of usages of our distribution
> (some of which might be even unforeseen by us). From servers, to desktops
> or deeply embedded; from general purpose to very specifically tailored
> usages. Be those projects hardware related or software based, libraries,
> daemons, entire desktop environments, or other parts of the software
> stack.
> ----X<----


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