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From: Seemant Kulleen <seemant@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Delay in approval of new developers
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 12:58:52
Message-Id: 1158929715.10027.2.camel@localhost
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: Delay in approval of new developers by Peter
On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 12:29 +0000, Peter wrote:


> We can disagree on that point. All distros are businesses. Users are > customers. No users, no distro.
That is not strictly true. You can have a distro without users -- nobody but you would be using it -- it's still a distro. It all depends on what you expect out of the project. I think Sejo's got the right idea this time -- this distro is just a community, and that's how it's run (well, it's run more like a commune, but anyway). If it were run like a business, the behaviour would be a lot different (and a lot more closed). For starters, there would actually be a leadership situation in place. You can argue that Gentoo *began* its life as a business, but the past three years have been far removed from that paradigm. Thanks, -- Seemant Kulleen Developer, Gentoo Linux -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Delay in approval of new developers Josh Saddler <nightmorph@g.o>
[gentoo-dev] Re: Delay in approval of new developers Peter <sw98234@×××××××.com>