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Re: Booting a CD using grub-0.93

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Booting a CD using grub-0.93
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 12:25:59 +0200
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On Wednesday 15 October 2003 11:11, Chris Lingard wrote:
> I am sorry, I did not know that there was so much "politics" involved.

It is not politics, but it is a technical issue.

> I think that you should decide a strategy.  Does grub exist solely for
> Debian/Hurd; or do you want to become a "global" boot loader?

I'm afraid that you misunderstand us. The same thing happens very often in 
other projects, in particular, in Linux. Even if a patch gives you more 
power, a maintainer often rejects the patch because of technical reasons. It 
is good in the long-term perspective. Do you know how many times a 
contributor of Linux rewrites a patch before being accepted? This effort 
makes Linux so stable and usable. It applies to GRUB as well.

So if you respect Linux's way, please respect GRUB's way as well.

BTW, GRUB is spread enough, and it is used mainly by GNU/Linux users. I have 
seen some people who didn't know how popular GRUB was, just because they 
didn't use GRUB themselves, but in reality it is used. Therefore, I must 
rather struggle to remind people of that there are other operating systems 
than GNU/Linux.


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