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[8]: I hope things work out
by zsitvaij on Tue 24th Jul 2007 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: I hope things work out"
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For the most practical of reasons, it means they can package and support programs whose resulting binaries are, by license or patent, not redistributable.

USE flags place you in control features to build and dependencies to pull in.

If you need to debug something, you specify the 'debug' use flag on the package and add '-ggdb' to your CFLAGS, and after recompilation you can provide a meaningful backtrace for whatever package, while staying within the bound of the package manager. How does you distribution cope with that?

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