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"What is this website?

"This website is a cleaned up reconstruction of the Free Software project www.rule-project.org. I rebuilt it because, in my opinion, RULE was based on very good ideas, mostly very valid even today, and it would have been a pity not to maintain them available.

"Back in 2002, I and other Red Hat users where not really satisfied with some trends in our favourite distribution and in Gnu/Linux in general. What we didn't like was (in 2002!) the tendency of Gnu/Linux systems to become fatter and slower (on the same hardware, of course) at every release. Sure, there already were package managers to figure out all dependencies, but… was it really needed to fill one's hard disk with tons of libraries for all possible combinations of human languages and hardware peripherals (e.g: having to install PCMCIA or infraed drivers even on desktop computers, or 10/12 locales for each package when only one was used)? Especially considering that Gnu/Linux desktops were not becoming sensibly faster at each release of each distribution?"

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