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Interview with Debian Developer Rapha�l Hertzog: is Ubuntu beneficial for Debian

Dec 03, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])

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"What's the biggest problem of Debian?

"Our project identity is somewhat minimalistic. It evolves around the social contract and the Debian Free Software Guidelines. Both documents answer the question of what we're doing but we lack a clear answer to the question of how we're supposed to work towards our goals. It would be great if Debian could agree on some principles concerning topics like goal setting, collaboration, team work, politeness, respect. We could then advertise those and build on them while recruiting volunteers.

"What's the biggest problem of Linux?

"I'm always annoyed when some new hardware doesn't work. It's painful to have to google around to find out a solution. Sometimes you need a newer kernel, sometimes you need to build custom modules for your kernel, sometimes you need a firmware for a driver that you already have, sometimes you need a newer version of Xorg, etc."

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