Martin Lasarsch wrote:
Here is the next version of the guiding principles, the 2nd draft. Cornelius
fixed some bugs and changed other stuff from your feedback.
I guess it makes sense to start a new thread, the old one is at
If this is new for you, i suggest to read also the old thread.
It's also available on the wiki: http://en.opensuse.org/Guiding_Principles
Let's discuss the new version ...
* the openSUSE community (this must come first!!!!!)
"integrate, polish, document,
distribute, maintain and support the world's best Linux..."
add "what we think is" (the world's best...) the original statement is
excessively arrogant. I beg most distrib devs tink the same of they
very own distro... the same assertion in the other parts don't have to
change, they are not so direct
their indiviudal goals (typo)
the problem is that the only really important passage is:
"Novell maintains and releases the openSUSE distribution"
I think a hudge thinking should happen in Novell's side, understanding
than no single sponsored system can be seen as independant (and can be).
so the sentence should be written:
"At present time, Novell maintains and releases the openSUSE
distribution. The openSUSE community, including Novell, is seeking for
other sponsors, able to give it more independance and survival garanty"
and big companies (Novells partners, IBM, HP...) should be contacted,
asking for help. This help could be done, for example, providing some
devs, some server space and rewarded by a seat in an extended board.
This could be a nearly free option for these companies (simply
sligthly change some of they devs objectives, the ones that already
work for Linux)
think at the problems the new GPL3 will create with Novell/microsoft
agreement. If Novell was _not_ the only openSUSE support, the problem
would be definitively minor.
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