Re: Proposal: Reaffirm our commitment to support portability and multiple implementations
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Guillem Jover said:
>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
Steve Kostecke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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