[linux-elitists] Which Linux distribution is the most powerful?

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Fri Jul 2 00:48:36 PDT 2004


begin Teh Entar-Nick quotation of Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 05:28:16PM -0700:

> 	The package maintainer does.  Duh.

See, that's what I like about the
"maintainer"/"package maintainer" model for software.
It's kind of like having an editor.  If you have a
monolithic, top-down Stalinist software organization,
ultimately the features and the quality level required
for shipment are decided by the same person.  If you
have two levels, you have a gatekeeper, an advocate
for the user, sometimes wresting pre-release versions
from the developer and putting them out, sometimes
looking askance at .0 versions and waiting.

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