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Re: [opensuse-factory] The Future of SaX2
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 21:18:50 +0100
  • Message-id: <hf96fa$k21$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Egbert Eich wrote:

On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 02:07:22AM +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:
There is something wrong there.

The users of a piece of hardware may have no idea how to fix a
driver, they may be just users. People that know how to do that,
devs, are probably tech lovers that love current, powerful
hardware... so users are left stranded.

Told other way, it is wrong to assume that any user can maintain
software by themselves.

I don't expect every user to fix his drivers.
But at the end of the day somebody needs to do this.
So here is a list of groups that would qualify:

a. the hardware vendor
b. the Linux distributor
c. some free software enthusiast who can code.

a. and b. can only do so much: those entities will only invest a
limited amount of resources into this - which is due to finacial
constraints, market share ... whatever.
c. could make a difference here - the bigger the more people became
involved.

So those are the type of users the openSUSE project needs to
attract/"recruit". That would appear to be in stark contrast to
other "factions" of the project making sure openSUSE is more palatable
to Joe User, who doesn't need e.g. sshd running on his home-PC.


/Per

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Per Jessen, Zürich (4.4°C)

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