On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 16:06, Stefan van der Eijk wrote:
> Q: when can we do that? And who will make it happen... There are a lot 
> of bright people on the list that can help to make it happen. How do we 
> first define an architecture for this. Produce a document first?

Well preliminary questions are:

1.  Is there any hope of MandrakeSoft adopting a plan like this?
2.  If so, will they administer it?  In other words, do THEY want to
reorganize into a more community-based distro, or do they want US to
form our own community and then reject it if they don't like it?

Personally I look at it as a chance for Mandrake to reorganize, to see
ways to improve the shortcomings of the distro, to attract more
developers, to keep them longer, and to do things more efficiently.  I
hope nobody sees it as a bunch of renegade wanna-be programmers trying
to steal the distro.  The employees at MandrakeSoft work their asses off
making a good distro.  We want to make their life easier, not put them
out of work, right?


                        Austin Acton Hon.B.Sc.
             Synthetic Organic Chemist, Teaching Assistant
           Department of Chemistry, York University, Toronto
             MandrakeClub Volunteer (www.mandrakeclub.com)
                     homepage: www.groundstate.ca

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