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Eric Gaumer wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 May 2005 8:53 am, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> Where can licensing advise be received? Everything looks okay except the IDEA
> algorithm has a strange license.
> I'm no lawyer. This license seems questionable to me.
If in doubt, ask on firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't spot any
problems at the first reading, but asking on debian-legal is probably
> Is an account needed to stick packages on Alioth? Will somebody verify the
> work and report any discrepancies (seems obvious this is the case).
Yes, you need an account, though that's only a matter of registering.
The uploader has to check anything (s)he uploads, so it will be verified.
If you look at the svn documentation at
http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org, you'll know how to put your packages
in revision control. Don't be afraid to ask questions though.
> In conclusion, how can I get these packages onto Alioth and can I expect
> constructive feedback and/or guidance on getting these packages up to an
> exceptable level of quality?
Please, look first at the existing doc (for getting the packages in
Alioth). The uploader (= your sponsor) will give you feedback.
> I understand with Sarge looking to release by months end that everyone is
> extremely busy. I don't expect any hand holding nor do I expect getting these
> packages into the archive to be a simple and quick procedure. I'm obviously
> required to maintain these packages at work and I don't see that changing
> anytime soon. If I can get these packages to other Debian users as well as
> raise their level of quality and learn some valuable lessons along the way
> then I am 100% committed.
Well, yes, I'm too busy at the moment to take a look at your packages.
But someone else or later maybe...
>>You can also consider using dh-make-perl - If you just have to build
>>simple packages out of CPAN modules and you don't feel like
>>maintaining them in Debian, it's the easiest way out.
> Some of the packages have C files as well. I don't know that dh-make-perl will
> work (I've never used it). Like I said, the initial work is over and
> maintenance is a simple chore now.
The same is true for my Perl packages ;-)
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