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Comment: Re:And yet... (Score 5, Informative) 144

Please define "as quickly as desired". Debian was fixed on the 3rd of March which is the date of the Debian Security Advisory, that's pretty quick to me. I wonder exactly why this article pops up now, when it's been a long time we've been all patched.

Comment: cloud and freeness (Score 3, Interesting) 480

by GPLHost-Thomas (#46347541) Attached to: Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will
Hi, Richard!

In the debian-cloud list, we had a long discussion about wordings, which I also think is very important. It stroke me that you felt cloud was in essence non-free, and that you wanted everyone to stop using the word "cloud" which you (rightly) thought was too vague. But since there is also private IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), I do think we may have fully free cloud systems.

I never knew if I was able to convince you that a completely free IaaS software was very important to keep our freedom, and would like to know what is your current feeling about it.

Comment: Re:Whats wrong with init? (Score 1) 279

by GPLHost-Thomas (#46259403) Attached to: Ubuntu To Switch To systemd
OpenRC is in Debian:

And I will upload it to Sid soon.

And by the way, there has never been a declaration that Debian will support *only one* init system. Just that systemd will be the default for Jessie. Nothing more, nothing less. Anyone willing to help the Debian OpenRC team is welcome to do so (by developing OpenRC, testing it in Debian, writing runscripts, etc.).

Comment: Re:no (Score 4, Insightful) 262

by GPLHost-Thomas (#45781123) Attached to: Linux x32 ABI Not Catching Wind
Well, I do find it extremely useful. Especially in Debian & Ubuntu, we have multi-arch support. For some specific workload using interpreted languages, it just reduces the memory footprint by a half. For example, PHP and Perl. If you once ran Amavis and spamassassin, you certainly know what I mean: it takes double the amount of RAM on 64 bits. Since most of our servers are running PHP, Amavis and Spamassassin, this would be a huge benefits (from 800 MB to 400 MB as the minimum server footprint), while still being able to run the rest of the workloads using 64 bits: for example, Apache itself and MySQL, which aren't taking much RAM anyway compared to these anti-spam dogs.

Comment: Re:European Union flag (Score 2) 169

by GPLHost-Thomas (#45701395) Attached to: France Broadens Surveillance Powers; Wider Scope Than NSA

As an EU citizen you could try to change the institution.

Are you one of these scumbags paid by the European Parliament to troll on forums? Of course one can try though with the current system, it's doomed to failure.

BTW: France is part of the EU as much as Germany or the Netherlands, therefore it is only fair to summarize all these countries with the EU flag, just like US states are all summarized by the US flag. Yes we are not that one country as the US is, but it is very close.

This is not the united states of Europe. Nobody wants that in Europe (I mean, as in, the people doesn't want this, at least anymore). There's more and more sovereign movements raising, and they will get even stronger as time passes. So, it has never been, and never will be fair to replace the flags of individual countries (did you notice I didn't use the word state?) by the European flag.

Comment: Re:Developers in Beijing, Summit in Hong Kong??? (Score 1) 42

by GPLHost-Thomas (#44259203) Attached to: Can OpenStack Avoid Fragmentation In China?

Of course that will not work. Very few people who live and work in Beijing are going to fly down to Hong Kong to attend some stupid Summit. Hold the Summit in Beijing and you might have some impact and get some participation. Hold the summit in Hong Kong and you cut that to 1/10.

Ah, finally, a good post. Mod this up!!!

It's a 3 hour flight down and a 3 hour flight back, air tickets cost about 2 weeks worth of wages for the average IT guy.

There, you got it very wrong. The cheapest flight I can find on is about 2700 RMB (including air port taxes, one way). If you decide to go through Shengzhen (which is next to HongKong, connected with a very cheap train), it drops to 1300 RMB. A decent salary in the IT, and especially if you are able to work on Openstack, would be about 10 times this amount. So, that's probably half a week of work that we are talking about. That's affordable. Plus a lot of the Chinese OpenStack community is in Guanzhou. I agree it should have been in mainland for other reasons which you stated below (and facilities for such an event, in both Beijing and Shanghai, are much better as well)

And you need a special travel document which most people in China don't have, so they'll have to apply for it. And if you don't have a Beijing ID then Chinese people need a visa to travel to Hong Kong. And the hotels in Hong Kong are $100 minimum per night. Hotels in Beijing are as cheap as $25 per night.

Who planned this?

The first version always gets thrown away.