Sorry guys, this might get long
@dschzz, I also do not have knowledge about legal stuff, etc
Oh. Here I had a bit of hope, because you seemed to have some experience or at least talent in organizing things, at least on the technical side.
It sounds politic
. They introduce ideas like Pardus on the Tablet? And now they try to stimulate other parties to develope parts of Pardus, but they still want have control of it? Do you know any company we work like that?
Hm... Pardus is still free (as in lemonade AND speech), isn't it? And the sources are available, right? So if I would produce a tablet PC and had the choice:
- either to just download an OS for free where I had nearly full control over what software I deliver when selling the device, could configure the kernel to my needs and all I had to do is to develop drivers for my special hardware,
- or to buy the OS (or rather the licenses) from Microsoft where I had very little control over what it does and still need to develop drivers for my special hardware,
then I think I knew what I would prefer.
If my business is a piece of hardware that needs some kind of OS to be useful, then a "free in double meaning" OS is the best, even if I need to open-source some parts of my developments. So yes, I can imagine cases where Pardus Linux > MS Windows or the like.
And about controlling it - this only gets some meaning when I want other Pardus users with different hardware to use a piece of hardware that I sell, for example a certain USB device.
Plus, there is very little trouble with viruses and other malware.
It's different when my business is a piece of software because then I don't want to open-source it. Then paying for an OS might be better.
They have money, but they don't want to spend it on Pardus developpers. That's the big problem.
Yes, they got the best developers, who knows the in and outs of Pardus, but they fired allmost all of them?
So all those ideas are just double. And the Pardus we all know is official dead. There will be only a coporate edition. But how will this coporate edition look? And as community we not have the resourses to create a community edition of the Pardus we all know.
Well, if that is a hard fact, then it's already over. I was hoping that we can take one of the now-existing editions, preferably the newest one, and add little improvements here and there, keeping the whole system more or less up-to-date, until we reach the point where a new edition is needed. But in the meantime some of the developers may come beck to help, or new developers may jump in.
Or all former developers must come back, but I am affraid they not gonna do that.
Indeed - I agree. They shall not. But do we need all of them? Maybe we can continue with a few developers at first...
I do not have the German nationality but are a member of the German forum.
And my assessment is somewhat different.
The German forum is a collection of people like this world forum is.
And they have a realistic view on the amount of resources available and draw there conclusion from that.
Ok, that ist right - strictly considered. But...
- my impression from reading a good part of the post on the German forum was that the majority of the members don't want to help on this or feel unable to to so, and rather wait to see what will happen. But those who are waiting are practically not existing in relation to our actual problem. And...
- was there anybody except you who offered/announced to help or just did it?
Besides I had the false impression that Richard might have some clue in legal terms. Now I think that Dirse is the only one...