Comment 80 Re: It's simple, really.

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It's simple, really. (Score: 5, Informative)

by foobarbazbot@pipedot.org on 2014-02-25 18:11 (#6C)

For your distro to last, you need one of two approaches:
  1. one dictator who's such a tough son-of-a-bitch that he not only can defy ordinary counting sequences but also survives mysterious illnesses that every doctor misdiagnoses.
  2. lots of people, and a sufficiently robust community governance model to make any of them expendable.

The distros that have followed one of these models have outlasted every distro that hasn't.

Re: It's simple, really. (Score: 5, Insightful)

by number6x@pipedot.org on 2014-02-25 21:19 (#6E)

Slackware does both of these.

Re: It's simple, really. (Score: 2)

by foobarbazbot@pipedot.org on 2014-02-28 08:54 (#80)

Well, the second one was aimed at Debian. I wouldn't describe slackware in quite such terms -- there's a lot of people, and then there's a lot of people. And I really don't know enough about the organization to know what impact Pat getting run over by a bus would have. (And I hope I never have to find out.)

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