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openSUSE Guiding Principles: nice, but weird

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The Final draft for openSUSE Guiding Principles is very nice and a pleasant reading, but as it should serve as sort of a Constitution (or at least as a defining writ), it has a weird way of putting the cart before the horses.

It starts by saying very vaguely way openSUSE is, by only mentioning what they do : «We are... ... a community that provides free and easy access to Free and Open Source Software. We innovate, integrate, polish, document, distribute, maintain and support one of the world's best Linux distributions.»

Then we find what they want, value, etc. But what are they exactly? And what is the nature of their relationship with a company that pays some bills for them?

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