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From: "René Neumann" <lists@××××××.eu>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Portage QOS
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:26:17
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Portage QOS by Igor
1 Am 10.01.2014 13:10, schrieb Igor:
2 > Hello Chris,
3 >
4 > Friday, January 10, 2014, 1:08:39 AM, you wrote:
5 >
6 >> Right here is the big problem: you're not looking at this from the
7 >> perspective of the average Gentoo developer. We don't care about market
8 >> share. We don't care whether we're on top for another few years. There
9 >> are several forks of Gentoo. I doubt most devs care about them. I
10 >> personally know that we're not going to compete with Debian, which has a
11 >> huge contributor, or Ubuntu or Red Hat, which have whole companies
12 >> behind them. You're selling this as if you're selling to a company which
13 >> wants to be on the top of the market and beating out competitors, and
14 >> that's not what we are. We are a source-based distro that requires some
15 >> effort from users, and people want that or they don't want it.
16 >>> What we need is a vote YES or NO. If you against it - vote NO. It's
17 >>> perfectly normal, if there would be no NO there would be no need voting.
18 >
19 > Thank you for you opinion.
20 >
21 > The competition in open source world is much harder than with
22 > commercial software. 3 commercial systems share 96% of the users.
23 >
24 > 1,6% of the users are shared by 296 Linux distros
25 >
26 > You may think that you're outside this rules but the competition is natural
27 > on the planet and Gentoo is certainly competing weather you want it or not.
28 >
29 > Competition was long before a human foot stood on the ground for the first
30 > time :-) And suddenly there is no competition in Linux world - do you really
31 > belive in it?
33 There is no really competition for the non-enterprise systems. It is a
34 co-existance (one might even call it some kind of symbiosis).
36 Please take your business nonsense somewhere else. Honestly, you sound
37 like some suit with his powerpoint slides talking about buzz-words like
38 'competitors', 'keeping in power', 'QoS' …
40 There were also numerous threads already about the very same topic. Most
41 came to the conclusions that
42 a) Gentoo is not dying
43 b) the numbers used as arguments are inaccurate at best (how do you
44 count 'Gentoo users'? And do you want users or machines? And what with
45 persons using different systems)
47 - René


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