Re: Draft new DFSG
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > So, large databases of information of use to only a few people constitutes
> > a reason to reject the efforts of a developer who can afford to make such
> > an upload?
> Well, we can't distribute such packages on cd at the moment. And if we could
> and debian grew to 10 cd's in size, that would make producing debian cd's a
> losing proposition, as well as make it cost a lot more to keep a full debian
> mirror. Such a thing could kill or severely harm debian, so yes, I think we
> should be able to disallow it even if someone wants to package such a thing.
I would like to see large databases, say for geography,
included. But I agree that people running webservers should not have
to pay to have the CD shipped to them. Unless a much higher density
medium becomes the standard by then, eventually some method of
splitting the archive will be neccessary to avoid disaster. There has
been a little discussion on it, but I don't know what the upshot was.
John Lapeyre <email@example.com>