Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:36:12 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: xvendor@...ts.openwall.com Subject: distributions at l.fd.o Hi, It was just pointed out to me, thanks to the Mandriva folks, that a list similar to xvendor was created recently: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/distributions Here's what Lucas, who hosts that list, wrote to me regarding us having two similar lists: "I can only see two solutions here: (1) continue to co-exist (2) merge the lists If you choose (1), I don't think that imposing some policies on the two lists, like "focus on desktop issues" for distributions@...d.o will work. If you choose (2), I think that we should keep distributions@...d.o: - there are 129 subscribers on it, vs 40 on xvendor. - freedesktop.org sounds like a better umbrella project for distro collaboration." My opinion is that it only makes sense to continue with two lists if we can actually identify how the lists will differ from each other, and I'd be fine with having the desktop-specific cross-vendor issues (including graphical boot, interoperability and licensing of desktop-specific apps, etc.) being the topic for distributions@...d.o rather than xvendor (and I think that will work most of the time). In case one of the lists has to "win", I agree that having more subscribers on distributions@...d.o is a valid argument in favor of that list. However, I am also interested in how many different distributions are represented on that list. Given that no-one who was on xvendor knew of the other list, and we had people from 10+ different distros in here (probably more like 15), I suspect that fewer distros (but perhaps more non-distro projects?) are currently on distributions@...d.o. Suggestions / votes by the current xvendor members are appreciated. BTW, we're up to 43 subscribers now. Thanks, Alexander
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