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Re: thoughts on a new name

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 2:37 AM, Ben Armstrong
<synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca> wrote:

> http://wiki.debian.org/CDDNamingProposals#head-28e0bfc23ab009f3ecb4e464e56e81f4009033b8
> Perhaps we need listed on this page examples of subprojects that
> are in Debian that are *not* thingy1 (and don't fall in the categories
> thingy2 or thingy3) since there seems to be some confusion here.

I don't see how thingy1 aren't Debian subprojects.

> Have a look at:
> http://www.us.debian.org/devel/
> Notice the "projects" listed there that are not on the shorter list of
> CDDs beneath it.

I don't think there is any reason for that split, indeed, most of the
CDDs there say "Debian foo Project".

> I am quite opposed to just going back to "Debian subprojects" because
> then we lose the distinction altogether that we're trying to make.  The
> idea that when you set out to make a "Debian-derived distribution", if
> you follow the CDD approach, you and your users are much better off is
> very hard to express if you don't have a name for the alternative.

Could you explain what the distinction between CDDs/thingy1 and what
you understand from the term "Debian subprojects" was meant to be and
what the purpose of the distinction?



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