SPI Workshop/Brainstorming Session at Debconf

Martin Schulze joey at infodrom.org
Sat Jul 19 12:07:00 UTC 2003

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Ean Schuessler wrote:
> > My contention is that SPI is, and always has been, the Debian
> > Foundation. Due to an unfortunate naming accident at its inception many
> > people have become confused about this fact but its true. In every sense
> > the services that SPI provides, its membership and its mission are
> > impossible to seperate from the Debian community. Debian is the sole
> > reason SPI exists and the sole reason it continues to be resurrected
> > every time it dies.
> I already disagree here. Debian's aim is to provide a free operation
> system, developer in an open manner. SPI's aim is to help organisations
> to develop and distribute open hardware and software (see
> http://www.spi-inc.org/about). It naturally follows that Debian fits
> that very well, but there are also many other projects which fit just
> as naturally.
> Yes, SPI was founded because these services were needed for Debian, but
> the founders were wise enough to realise that Debian is not unique in
> needing them. In my opinion it would be an error to suddenly forget
> about all other projects and focus solely on Debian.

I agree with Wichert and disagree with Ean.



Testing? What's that? If it compiles, it is good, if it boots up, it is perfect.

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