Radical Innovation is needed for GNU/Linux distributions
Sep 23, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles H. Schulz)
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"There's a certain movement these days in the world of GNU/Linux
distributions. I think we are experiencing one of these moments
that starts with a question that has been asked and heard many
times -should distros differentiate themselves in order to survive?
& aren't there too many distros out there?- and ends with a
much more serious question: Innovating in the world of GNU/Linux.
Rest assured this is not going to be that sort of rant where we
conclude that "Linux is the copycat of other OSes" just like we
will not, in fact answer the question of the pretendly too many
distributions or their differentiation. That is, I will not really
answer these questions; and the reason I won't is that I think
these are all bad questions that either miss the point or show a
certain lack of understanding of FOSS and GNU/Linux in general.
"I guess by now all of you have heard of Mageia, the Mandriva
fork. But these news overshadowed something else that is a
developing situation elsewhere and matters perhaps even more: