Matthew Garrett (mjg59) wrote,
Matthew Garrett

Ian: That sounds awfully like "Forking Debian was the wrong thing to do because there wasn't a market for it". Except Ubuntu has demonstrated that there is a market for it - just not necessarily one that you can make money from.

You've sort of sidestepped my real point. In 2001, you released a distribution that was not binary compatible with Debian. Why did you make that decision at the time, and why do you now believe it to have been the wrong decision to make? Do you honestly believe that having the same glibc version as Debian would have made Progeny 1.0 more of a success?

(To be honest, the lesson I'd tend to learn from that is "Don't expect to make money off a boxed Linux distribution in the middle of the collapse of the technology industry", which I guess is our generation's "Never get involved in a land war in Asia")
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