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Re: When do we update the homepage to a modern design? (was Re: Moving away from (unsupportable) FusionForge on Alioth)

Hello Zlatan,

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 02:58:14AM +0200, Zlatan Todoric wrote:
> Improving things doesn't mean destroying identity. We add and remove
> archs, we added graphical installer, we don't configure graphics
> manually anymore - did we loose identity? Social Contract and DFSG
> ensure our identity imho.

There are aspects of our community's identity that go beyond the text of
those documents, though those aspects could still be construed as
interpretations of clauses in those documents.

In this thread, we have seen views that are fiercely anti-promotion, and
views that are in favour of very radical modernisations to our site.

The community consensus seems to be that we want to promote ourselves,
but we care more about providing quality information than do the people
who designed sites like lxde.org (sorry to keep using that example).
This consensus position is itself a value of our community, and an
aspect of its identity.

> >> Well Debian on its page doesn't mention it is Linux based or has
> >> Linux kernel or at all word Linux.
> > We have Linux, HURD and the FreeBSD kernel, though.  I suspect the
> > thought was Debian hopes its practices, values and community will
> > outlive any specific kernel, just like they could outlive apt/dpkg.
> >
> You could add the quote on which I quoted (lxde page doesn't say it can
> be installable on linux) so my comment makes more sense

Sorry, I'm still not sure what you mean.

Sean Whitton

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