Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] udev and /usr
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:27:41
Message-Id: 4E764604.4050305@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] udev and /usr by "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto"
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