Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 21:20 UTC, submitted by Innova
Gentoo "Over the past few days, I discovered that the Gentoo Foundation's charter is in the process of being revoked by the state of New Mexico, apparently due to regular paperwork not being filed by the trustees. What this means is that the Gentoo Foundation is currently hanging for its life by a string, and at any day could cease to exist as an entity. That is the very bad news. The good news is that I was able to talk to Grant Goodyear (trustee) this morning on the phone, and I have confirmed that Grant had received my email about the revocation issue that I sent 2 days ago and that he will be resolving this critical issue in the next couple of days by filing the appropriate paperwork with the state of New Mexico, and this paperwork will also remove me as President of the Foundation."
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RE[2]: I hope things work out
by b00gie on Tue 24th Jul 2007 00:20 UTC in reply to "RE: I hope things work out"
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I mean besides the emerge system; some people regard it as stupid, both because it requires compilation and because it doesn't really teach anybody about Linux. And even if it was all that, there are several other equally good package management systems out there.

actually gentoo is a great teacher for what's happening in your linux installation...and... no there are no many equally good managers, especially for sources? none...

And also don't say Gentoo is "stable" or "fast" or other completely subjective perceptions.

It's actually what you want to be.
If you want a rock solid installation you set the minimum or none optimizations for the packages.
If you want speed you set all optimizations you wish for, preying to your god not to break anything.
Ofcourse you can always choose the middle ground.
Binary distros? well, you stick with what others have already chose for you...

Perhaps emerge was just a fad and it's fading out. You can't keep a distro alive just based on the fact that at some point the packaging system had a clever angle.

"Just the packaging system?" oh please...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo_Linux

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