On Sat, 30 Nov 2019 at 18:46:27 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote: > 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<---- Seconded. -- Guilhem.
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