An Evening with Bruce Perens
Posted Oct 9, 2003 19:13 UTC (Thu) by Per_Bothner
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> As far as I can tell, Fedora and Debian fill identical roles.
However, Fedora is a compatible extension of Red Hat 9.
Debian is not. This point is critical to both Red Hat
(who wants to use Fedora as the base for their Enterprise
products), their customers (who want stability and
compatibility), and anyone else who wants Red Hat Linux.
Using Debian is not an option.
On the other hand, perhaps Fedora and Debian could/should
merge at some point in the future, if they have develop
similar comunities and philosophies, but that requires
compromise on a number of technical issues. I think
that is possible, and perhaps desirable, but there is a lot
work needed first.
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