My 2 cents on the whole Fedora to succeed as global wide deployed desktop are...
Jeroen van Meeuwen
kanarip at kanarip.com
Mon Sep 3 16:00:43 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell wrote:
> Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
>> Restrictively patented software may, in your and many others' opinion,
>> still be Free; I my opinion, it's not. It may be FOSS, but it isn't
>> Free in the most pure sense of the word; If I can't share what I use,
>> freely, with someone else just because there so happens to be an ocean
>> in between and my buddy is living in the states; that to me isn't free.
> But surprisingly, nobody makes any effort to share the burden of system
> administration, which is why so few people use unix-like systems and why
> there are endless discussions like this of what packages should and
> shouldn't be installed or bundled in some small set of configuration
> choices that aren't going to fit everyone or be exactly right for any
I'm sorry, you should not have read "If I can't share what I use" as:
"If I cannot publish a list of my installed software and their settings"
"I'm using something that is free here, but once I start using it
elsewhere it may be illegal or I might get sued."
> What we really need is a push-button way for anyone who thinks they have
> built a system that is well configured for some particular use to
> publish his installed package list - and perhaps add a repository in the
> odd case that he needed something not in the usual repositories. Then
> anyone else should be able to read through the descriptions of the
> purposes for these configurations and why the admin that created them
> believes his setup is the best, pick one, and automatically get the same
> set of packages installed on his own computer - and periodically repeat
> to track the updates. This would eliminate about 90% of the reasons for
> having multiple distributions with confusing differences and give the
> effect of having an expert system administrator tuning each installation
> for its intended use.
If you're gonna build profiles of what software is suited for what
purpose, along with the ideal settings, I'm curious what a user would
think of a 3-million-profiles-website he can choose the most fit profile
Jeroen van Meeuwen
RHCE, LPIC-2, MCP, CCNA
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