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Re: Re: Advertising in suse-security?
  • From: Henning Hucke <h_hucke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 09:55:16 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0509290936240.27573@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Robert Schiele wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 25, 2005 at 12:14:15PM +0200, Henning Hucke wrote:
> > Nice. Really! But how does it work and how would I be able to build such
> > a thing without the need to use this "deltarpm" package?
> Huh? This is like asking: How would I be able to compile such a C program
> without the need to use this "gcc" package.

This is like asking "What's the difference between a 'normal' RPM
package and a patch RPM package?" so that I can build such a thing even
without specialised black boxes!

> [...]
> > Good. But exactly this documents that Novell/SuSE didn't yet reflect
> > enough about the fact that they *need* contributors for the opensuse
> > project and how to ease the work for them.
> Sure this was one of the problems SUSE had in former times and still has but
> actually the situation improved in recent years thus it is not fair to say
> that things get closed up more and more. The fact that it takes a very long
> time to improve is not a perfect situation but most of us know how much work
> it is to change the way a company works --- and the bigger the company is the
> harder it gets.

Like it happens to me since years now somebody describes what the
situation is and why it is like it is. But I also have eyes with which I
can see what you see. Nonetheless this doesn't really help if the
changes take longer than contributors are willing to wait or longer than
it takes to loose contributors below a "critical mass".

Think about it!

> Obviously most people working at a company fear that changing how a
> company works might destroy the business model of the company and they
> all lose their job. Because of that it is just fair that people often
> fear and resist these changes.

No comment.

Henning Hucke
Man who falls in vat of molten optical glass makes spectacle of self.

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