Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Mar 2007 22:50 UTC, submitted by Bryan Østergaard
Gentoo "Triggered by recent examples of bad behavior and dissatisfaction among developers and users alike, the Gentoo Council has drafted a new Code of Conduct that will be enforced for both developers and users. The draft of the Code of Conduct is currently being discussed on the Gentoo-dev mailing list."
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RE: Who Cares?
by puggle on Thu 15th Mar 2007 03:29 UTC
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"I'm not even going to bother trying to counter the "There are too many Linux distributions, we need One Linux Distribution To Bind Them All" argument.

Instead, I'm going to ask: When (not if) those putting forth the argument are proven wrong, will you FINALLY eat humble pie? "

See, you need to take your head out of the sand long enough to read this week's news:

Dell Computer is *toying* with the idea of offering Linux pre-installed on its products, but is hesitant to do so because it cannot yet figure out *which* Linux.

The business consideration here is that Dell can't reasonably offer support for more than a very few Linux distros, if indeed more than one. And, when they asked the Linux community which Linux distro to go with, guess how many answers they got?

So you see, in the REAL world, hardware makers are hesitant to offer Linux-based products because of the proliferation of Linux flavors.

YOU might think that having over a hundred distros is healthy for Linux, but if it slows the adoption and hardware support of Linux, I sure can't see that it's a very healthy situation.

And, by the way, I have no intention of eating humble pie anytime soon, but if I may, can I pass you a napkin?

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