FOSS Politics

If the Debian team in particular, and the f/oss movement ever want to know why most of the world considers them insane (I hesitate to say “irrelevant”, but that’s what came out first), the Debian team’s response to this bug report might illuminate them.

For myself, I gave up on Debian after two libc / glibc upgrade SNAFUs in a row, along with the continued promise of “a really cool package manager Any Day Now, We Really Mean It” that was apt.  The sarge release was the final nail in the coffin.  It was last week when I installed my first etch box, and that was only out of personal interest.  We went from being a huge Debian shop to having it as an afterthought; there’s now more SuSE in our offices and server rooms than Debian, something I’d have thought impossible two years ago.