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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: udev and /usr
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:27:00 -0700
On 09/18/2011 07:27 AM, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
> You mean that no Linux users, in particular anyone not running or not
> wanting to run GNOME and Fedora, shouldn't be worried about the way
> some people in the GNOME and Fedora community seem intent to impose
> their ways to everyone else?

As a Gentoo user, you can avoid installing software from those projects
as long as you don't require any software from them, and you don't
require any components that unconditionally depend on them.

> Worse, in the process seeming to want to
> convince everyone they found the panacea and that the "old unix ways"
> that have been around for 40+ years are all obsolete and that we
> should give in to "the collective"?

Generally speaking, Gentoo doesn't have the resources necessary to
diverge very far from upstream, so whether various Gentoo components
unconditionally depend on GNOME and Fedora projects is very much
dependent on the requirements imposed by various upstream software
developers (aka "the collective"). Like it or not, that's how it is.
Like rich0 said, you need to try to influence the upstream projects if
you are concerned about the the direction that they are going.
-- 
Thanks,
Zac


References:
udev and /usr
-- Joost Roeleveld
Re: udev and /usr
-- Luca Barbato
Re: udev and /usr
-- Joost Roeleveld
Re: udev and /usr
-- Luca Barbato
Re: udev and /usr
-- Rich Freeman
Re: udev and /usr
-- Michał Górny
Re: udev and /usr
-- Nirbheek Chauhan
Re: udev and /usr
-- Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
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