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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:21 pm    Post subject: Daniel Robbins leaves Gentoo. Donation time! Reply with quote

This just came in on the gentoo-dev mailing list:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-dev&m=108301354923344&w=2

Thats a a surprise to me. I hope there wasnt something too wrong. I hope the fog around the reason will clear up a bit ...

Edit: This evolved into a donation thread the after fog cleared ...
Lets make a good farewell present for DRobbins - he deserves it.
We wont make it easy for you to leave us, Daniel ...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8O 8O

I wonder what caused him to decide to leave....

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:30 pm    Post subject: Terms? Reply with quote

I hope it's on good terms. It would be a shame if he were leaving due to some bad situation or some disagreement.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something to read:
http://news.gmane.org/group/gmane.linux.gentoo.nfp
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Daniel Robbins leaves Gentoo? Reply with quote

bmichaelsen wrote:
This just came in on the gentoo-dev mailing list:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-dev&m=108301354923344&w=2

Thats a a surprise to me. I hope there wasnt something too wrong. I hope the fog around the reason will clear up a bit ...

When the going gets tough, blame it on SCO.

Seriously though I too hope its not in bitter taste but rather in good will.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drobbins is gone. There will be a more formal announcement once things have settled a bit and it can be presented properly.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...this looks like sad news.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a very sudden announcement, what brought it on?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does this mean that Gentoo will die?? :cry:


does it?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:44 pm    Post subject: Gentoo will not die Reply with quote

Gentoo will not die. Part of the reason for his leaving is that once Gentoo goes NFP, there will be a board of directors which will take over governance.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But can't he be head of said board of directors, instead of just resigning before anything goes on?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. This is pretty bad. I guess now with the board of developers, it won't be that much of a restructure, but... why would he leave?
He's been the head of Gentoo for so long, and given so much to help us all.
So why leave?

I guess that's his descision though, but I think we'll miss him.
[edit] and oh, btw, we just got slashdotted. Seems like even Slashdot is sad that he's leaving.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, thanks for a great distro and good luck for the future :D.

Long live Gentoo!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummer
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this pretty much covers every reason he's leaving, a mixture of personal issues and being sick of side-stepping FUD:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.nfp/65
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This news just hit the front page of slashdot;
Daniel Robbins resigns as Chief Gentoo Architect
so I imagine the news will spread pretty quickly now (it's how I heard of it, after all)

I can't say I know Daniel personally, as I'm just a gentoo user. However, this past year, I've really taken to gentoo. All my boxes run it (including several at work!) and I'm teaching three other people how to admin linux with it.

It's safe to say that he has been the key to making gentoo what it is today, and I for one greatly appreciate the hard work he's put into it.

I really hope that this does turn out to be just a sabbatical, or at most a reduction in workload and change in personal direction, while still staying part of the gentoo community.

Whatever happens though, I'd at least like to thank him for everything he's done to bring his creation to what it is today - the best damn tool in the box.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:27 am    Post subject: Daniel Robbins Reply with quote

Just wanted to put in a note of thanks and appreciation to Daniel for creating the best Linux distribution out there.

I hope he will be able to stay involved with Gentoo in an advisory capacity of some sort.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Gentoo will die instantly and we won't have an OS of choice in the near future.
I really liked his interviews, but I can't believe that this will do any harm to the community.
Farewell drobbins!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So long drobbins, and thanks for all the fish!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nerdbert wrote:
Yeah, Gentoo will die instantly and we won't have an OS of choice in the near future.
I really liked his interviews, but I can't believe that this will do any harm to the community.
Farewell drobbins!
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I don't see that happening instantly or for a long while.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think Gentoo will die, although it will be different. Hopefully a different head won't decide to make a GUI installer or anything. I think Gentoo can survive, easily or not.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

were people really bitching about him getting profits from the store, jesus when i heard he was $20,000 in debt i thought we should have had a fundraiser like they did for that *bsd hacker.
not only has he created a great distro but also written some great articles on the ibm developerworks site, at least i hope he gets a great job, got to be a good thing to have on a cv.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well damn.. i'm very sad to see him go.. i hope this doesnt effect the community.. there should be something put on the main website so that users are not detered from using Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickWasDeadOnAcid wrote:
So long drobbins, and thanks for all the fish!
Well said. I also wish to deeply thank Daniel Robbins for his hard work and dedication in making one of, if not the, best linux distros out there.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pwnz3r wrote:
I don't think Gentoo will die, although it will be different. Hopefully a different head won't decide to make a GUI installer or anything.
Yea. I honestly love Gentoo's install process, granted it does take longer.
Pwnz3r wrote:
I think Gentoo can survive, easily or not.
Oh yes. With the community support that Gentoo has, it will most certainly survive. Besides, didn't he still want to be a lead release director of some sort?
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