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

On Sat, 30 Nov 2019 18:46:27 +0100
Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> 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<----


best regards,
  Ricardo Mones 
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