[Freedombox-discuss] Erlang

Timur Mehrvarz timur.mehrvarz at web.de
Tue Jun 21 20:51:35 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-06-21 at 18:18 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> You can drink milk from a cow, or from a bowl at a dairy farm, or from a 
> bottle at a supermarket, or from a cup at home.  You can argue that it 
> is an obstacle to put milk in bottles and that we can all instead pur in 
> into our cups directly from dairy farm bowls.
> I find it quite sensible, not an obstacle, to distribute software pieces 
> by, well, a software distributor.
> Yes, it is problematic for your cheese convention tomorrow that the 
> cheese (from recipe you wrote yesterday!) takes time to produce and 
> mature.
> But solution is not to pour milk directly from cow tits into cheese 
> molding jars (or whatever is used), neither is it to cancel your 
> convention.  Solution is to use cheese produced last year for this 
> convention, and use your new recipe for the convention next year.
> -
> FreedomBox with "blogging at the silverlining of the cloud" is realistic 
> to expect soon - at stability-level "stable" or "testing" (depending on 
> choice of blogging engine, user interface etc.).
> FreedomBox with "mesh networking at the silverlining of the cloud" is 
> further out in the future - even at stability-level "unstable" due to 
> parts missing even in Debian unstable.
> If you want FreedomBox tomorrow, then work on pieces for it today.  
> Skipping (or being creative about) distributability (of some pieces) do 
> not speed up produce of FreedomBox, but blurs its actual 
> stability-level.
> If you crucially need a certain feature in FreedomBox soon, then work 
> *today* on getting that feature into Debian, so that integration of the 
> feature with a Debian system can be tested and become reliable, in 
> parallel with user interface supporting such feature maturing, and 
> refinement of boxing such tool onto screen-less hardware matures, etc.

I was under the impression that FB was supposed to be a Debian fork. I
now understand that Debian will include all of FB. Which makes a lot of

> Regards,
>  - Jonas
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