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Re: [gNewSense-users] Why not make a version of Debian GNU/Linux

From: Bill Xu
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Why not make a version of Debian GNU/Linux
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 09:49:53 +0800

在 2007-01-11四的 15:51 +0200,Yoni Rabkin Katzenell写道:
> Max Moritz Sievers <address@hidden> writes:
> > I don't see what's the effort here.  If it were not the non-free firmware 
> > in 
> > Linux I guess I could do it myself in a few hours or at least a few days 
> > (becuase I never build a distribution before). I am suggesting to use 
> > Debian 
> > GNU/Linux and just deliver only main. If there weren't the issues with 
> > Linux 
> > this way we would have everything we want (in this matter). They already 
> > have 
> > CD/DVD, (inofficial LiveCD/DVD), USB memory stick, boot up install, 
> > automated 
> > install. We also didn't have to set up our own mirror. 
> >
> > Becuase of the non-free firmware in Linux we would have to build every 
> > install 
> > image ourselves. So maybe we wouldn't substitute everything at first. But I 
> > guess we could get Debian developers to help us if we would make gNewSense 
> > (or a new name) more a version of Debian GNU/Linux than a derived 
> > distribution.
> I think I'll chime in here and try to get the message across as I
> understand it:
> The details don't matter. It does not matter if we are using
> whateverFox, Ubuntu/Debian/Gentoo or any of that.
> The main problem is, and always will be *actually doing
> it*. 
> Suggestions, ideas and arguments have been going on for years and will
> never stop. The only thing that actually matters is producing a Free
> operating system for real, now, here, where people can use it. So the
> only way I see of making a point in this argument is to produce a
> real product, or to fix the product we have.
> We all have the correct ideas in our heads, but arguing over the type of
> distro as opposed to actually getting it out there is like arguing as to
> the type of bread to give hungry people instead of feeding them now with
> what you have at hand.
Yes, the most important is to produce an entirely free and popular OS,
then it can stop the arguments.... 

Bill Xu <>

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