Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 17:38 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones Last September, some of the Debian Linux distribution's leadership wanted to make sure that Etch, the next version of Debian, arrived on its December 4th due date. Almost two months later, though, according to the February 17th Release Critical Bug Report memo to the Debian Developers Announcement list, there are still 541 release critical bugs.
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codehead78
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2006-08-04

Don't remember where I read it but he did suggest a Software Tax at one time.

But we will never need to solve this problem. Open Source thrives in certain areas but in others it is always behind. Some software you pay for and it works. It needs no support. Search for your own reasons but the simple fact is that the GIMP will never be as good a Photoshop, not to mention the rest of the Adobe Suite. So a world of all Free software will only exist in Stallman's head.

There is still a problem of paying developers in the areas which OSS thrives. The best way I see is that companies hire devs just as they hire admins. They cooperate with a central managing body, like Apache or Mozilla, and all contribute to the software that they use. The benefit is that they could have distributed internal support between all contributors.

This is where is see Ubuntu going as a common base distro.

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