Enterprise distributions suck and free software rules
Posted Mar 10, 2011 3:56 UTC (Thu) by BenHutchings
In reply to: Enterprise distributions suck and free software rules
Parent article: Enterprise distributions and free software
The featureset of no major regressions + new HW support is something people think is worth paying for, community distros don't cater to this market at all.
Actually, Debian does add hardware support, particularly for hardware that may be required during installation. However, we aren't nearly as thorough as Red Hat in doing this, mostly because we don't have the resources for regression-testing driver changes.
I have been meaning to propose some sort of hardware partner program for Debian kernel and X maintainers to work with hardware vendors (or upstream maintainers with good collections of hardware) on testing driver updates. But I think it would have to be somewhat different from commercial partner programs.
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