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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [ #1262331] (inactive Linux distributions)

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [ #1262331] (inactive Linux distributions)
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:28:47 -0200
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On Jan 19, 2018, Caleb Herbert <address@hidden> wrote:

> wouldn't dropping them from the list act as a wake-up call
> to hurry up?

Maybe that would be too drastic.  After all, even if old and
unmaintained, it's still Free Software.  Perhaps we'd be better off
breaking up the section of self-hosted distros into multiple sections,
so that there could be one section for Live distros that are supposed to
be used in read-only media and don't get updates, like dyne:bolic and
Musix, and one for distros that are in need of contributors to issue
newer releases and even updates like BLAG.  The latter section would be
the wake-up call, and if a distro remained too long in there, then it
gets removed.  It would also get users better information, and avoid
giving users the idea that distros in the list are outdated just because
they hit the one or two that really are.

Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Gandhi
Be Free! --   FSF Latin America board member
Free Software Evangelist|Red Hat Brasil GNU Toolchain Engineer

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