Things will improve
Posted May 6, 2005 0:07 UTC (Fri) by sbergman27
In reply to: Things will improve
Parent article: Debian Sarge freezes
> Freezing Sarge will be hugely cathartic for Debian, it will get a monkey off of their back so they can move forward on the reduced platform list.
Indeed, the Freeze already has many convinced that a Sarge release is close at hand. Some even expect it this month.
This frees much time for more important "Ivory Tower" pursuits. Arguing about whether particular pieces of software are free or nonfree. Seperate arguments about whether the images are free or nonfree. Other arguments about whether the documentation is free or nonfree.
Of course, there are other concerns that need to be addressed, which are not quite so "Ivory Tower" as that. For example, just who do those Ubuntu guys think they are? They are releasing a Distro that claims to be Debian compatible, and yet their packages are not 3.5 years old. What's worse, they seem to be a popular distro. If this doesn't stop, we might have to cooperate with someone else in the Debian space! We might end up like (gasp!) Fedora, and have to deal with multiple repositories in a Bazaar-like fashion instead of doing things in the Cathedral-like fashion that we are accustomed to. Where will it all end?
Please don't take this too seriously.
I used to take Debian seriously, but now I follow Debian news with amusement.
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