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Re: State of the GNUnion 2020

From: DJ Delorie
Subject: Re: State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:41:07 -0500

"Kaz Kylheku (gnu-misc-discuss)" <> writes:
> On 2020-02-17 12:37, Andy Wingo wrote:
>> Thought experiment: what would GNU be if all of its packages stopped
>> developing?  Dead, right?
> The immediate effect would become more of a stable base for the vast
> amount of material that depends on it.

For about a month or so, until the next bug, security problem, or
missing feature were reported... then people would switch to whatever
software was responsive to these problems.  If GNU doesn't respond,
someone will eventually fork the software (because they can :) and GNU
would lose users.

Even DJGPP continues to be responsive (albeit very slowly) to these
things, to remain relevent to the subset of users who need it.

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