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Re: Hurd Mission Statement

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Hurd Mission Statement
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 01:08:51 +0200
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On Wednesday, 27. May 2009 16:45:52 Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
> An utterly appropriate observation: I hoped that the ``Niches for the
> Hurd'' discussion would provide us with something definite to tend to,
> but it doesn't look like it has happened...

I had hoped to get there, too, but I wasn't deep enough inside Hurd 
development to write a mission statement, and I think I got sidetracked a bit. 

I hope the niches discussion was useful nontheless. 

On Wednesday, 27. May 2009 16:45:52 Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
> >   The mission of the Hurd project is: to create a general-purpose
> >   kernel suitable for the GNU operating system, which is viable for
> >   everyday use, and gives users and programs as much control over their
> >   computing environment as possible.
> Sounds very nice :-) I think it is sufficiently generic to satisfy
> everyone :-)

I like it, too. 

The only part I am not perfectly sure about is if it's clear enough *for whom* 
it is. 

Does "everyday use" imply use as desktop OS? 
Or does it just say "this is not only for some specific projects"? 

What's the difference between "general-purpose" and "everyday use"? 

Apart from that: Yes! Definitely! 

And yes, it should go to the front page! 

Best wishes, 

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