Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Stepping Up for Gentoo

Filed under
Gentoo

Any day now, we should start seeing four more faces on the backs of milk cartons: those of the apparently vanished members of the former Gentoo Foundation who have apparently resigned from the five-member board.

This news came to me from Daniel Robbins, whom I contacted earlier today to ask him if he'd heard anything from the Gentoo Foundation about his Jan. 11 offer to resume his status as president of the Foundation.

Robbins offer came after it was learned that the Foundation members had apparently let the Foundation charter expire, thus revoking the Foundation's status as a legal entity. Hence my use of the word "former" to describe the Foundation.

On his blog, Robbins publicly offered to "return and serve as President of the Gentoo Foundation, renew its charter, and then work in some capacity to help to get Gentoo going in the right direction from a legal, community and technical perspective."
Earlier this afternoon, here's what Robbins wrote me:

More Here




Gentoo

Seems like a dead horse that has outlived it's usefulness.

What does Gentoo bring to the market that the other distro's don't (except alot of unnecessary complexity for virtually no real world payoff).

Re: Gentoo

Total control, that's about it. I use Gentoo full-time on two machines and love it... I couldn't imagine moving to a different one. If I didn't have a fair amount of time to waste, I might consider a different distro, but for now it's good. I love Portage, it's a great packaging system.

So, Gentoo still has it's place for power-users. It might be more complex than other distros, but once you have things set up nicely, it's usually smooth-sailing afterwards.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Linux Foundation's Badge Program Launches to Boost Security of Open Source Apps

Today, May 3, 2016, Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Linux and open source projects, has announced the general availability of its free badge program. Read more

Jolla's $12m lifeline will help push 'secure' Android rival Sailfish OS

Finnish mobile startup Jolla, the maker of Sailfish OS, has secured $12m in funding which should keep the firm afloat until the end of the year. The company announced the new round today, which will alleviate some of the financial troubles that have caused it to abandon the Jolla tablet, lay off staff, and apply for debt restructuring in Finland. The company split its hardware and software businesses last July. Read more

Jenkins Embrace and Extend?

Unity 8 Won't Be the Default Desktop Session for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)

The Ubuntu Online Summit started just a few moments ago, and you can watch the Ubuntu Engineering team live right now talking about the features planned for the next Ubuntu release. We reported last week that the development of the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system had begun, with daily live ISO images being made available for early adopters and public testers who want to track the development cycle of the upcoming Ubuntu release. Read more