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Re: [gNewSense-users] Stepping down

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Stepping down
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 22:41:04 +0200
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On 24/07/19 01:27, Will Hill wrote:
> More importantly, thanks for the offer to coach the next maintainer.  I think 
> the people at exe GNU/Linux would be very interested in your advice and I 
> will try to contact them.  Who knows, they might find GNewsense a better base 
> than Devuan.  

I hadn't heard about Exe yet. I believe Devuan have shown interest in
learning more about gNewSense's build process in the past. Unfortunately
we never hooked up with each other. If the Exe team feel like there's
something to gain from gNewSense, it might make more sense to see how we
can add the missing bit to Devuan.

> I'd like to help out with a few packages that I love, but don't think I have 
> the time to be much more than a user for at least the next six months.

If you're interested in specific packages, you can also help upstream,
be it Debian or the original maintainer(s). (Debian's not on the free
distro list, but nevertheless hugely important to free software.) And
there's varying degrees of involvement, e.g. testing new versions,
reporting or triaging bugs, packaging, developing or even just pointing
people to this cool software that you use and showing them how to get

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