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Re: ITP: debian-backports-keyring -- GnuPG archive key of the backports.org repository

On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:43:25 -0700 (PDT) Walter Landry wrote:

> Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote:
> > But then, I was harshly accused of not making it clear enough that
> > I am neither a lawyer, nor a Debian developer, that I'm not providing
> > legal advice, and that I don't speak on behalf of the Debian Project.
> > Other people were similarly attacked for the same reason.
> > 
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/10/msg00133.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/06/msg00014.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/06/msg00038.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/06/msg00092.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/06/msg00106.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/06/msg00222.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/06/msg00278.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/07/msg00062.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/07/msg00215.html
> Note that all of these complaints were made by the same person:
> Anthony Towns.

There were some other people who seemed to more or less agree with
Anthony Towns.  But he was certainly the loudest one complaining about
That's why the messages I was able to found out in a hurry were his
ones: I didn't manage to dig the few from other people...

> Since Anthony used to hold a number of positions of
> authority in Debian, including ftpmaster and DPL, I think that
> Francesco's response was not irrational.  Since a current ftpmaster
> has explicitly said that these notices are no longer necessary,
> Francesco can probably relent.

I am not sure: adding those acronyms is not a big deal and they use (or
waste!) really few bits.  They seem to succeed in stopping the
complaints, so maybe they are not completely useless.

 The nano-document series is here!
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
 GnuPG key fpr == C979 F34B 27CE 5CD8 DC12  31B5 78F4 279B DD6D FCF4

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