After Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols' recent story asking the question, “Is Debian Dying?” he received several email messages. This is his comments to them.
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Steven again, I'm less optimistic than C.J. is. While I've been on the outside looking in, it still seems to me that while Debian developers have always been passionate about their Linux, the level of flame to productive conversation is reaching a new and dangerous level.
Still, it would be a real loss for Linux were the Debian developer community to vanish in one final catatrophic fireball. So, I'm hoping that I'm wrong and that C.J. is right.