Re: If Debian wants to grow, let it grow. Or: King James reading Anarchy FAQ
On Fri, Mar 19, 1999 at 10:16:56PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> obviously, everyone agrees that we can't include the whole Internet in the
> Debian distribution. But also obviously, it would be hard for Debian to
> agree on a line to draw what to include or not.
> I think the solution is very easy. If the Internet can't come to Debian, let
> Debian enter the Internet. This is how it works:
> The solution is that people can offer their own deb packages without effort,
> and people can get those without effort. This way, we can refuse to include
> packages without censoring them. We just say: Well, a copy of a html site is
> not something we like, especially if it is not software related. Please make
> it available on your own web site, this is how you do it... yadda yadda.
> We can even put a list of "preferred" or "good" third party repositories on
> our homepage or in a Debian package.
> Almost everything is already done. What is missing is an origin field in
> every package.
It's a nice idea.
Still we need some rules to decide what we include and what we refuse to
include on the distribution.
Enrique Zanardi firstname.lastname@example.org