Re: 1.0 on Infomagic CD
PLEASE DON'T POST TO PUBLIC FORUMS ABOUT THIS ISSUE. PLEASE
LEAVE THAT UP TO IAN MURDOCK AND MYSELF. WE SHOULD HAVE ONE
COHERENT STATEMENT ON THIS, WHICH MEANS ONE PERSON GETS TO MAKE
I spoke with Kim at Infomagic. Yes, they've pressed a CD with 1.0 on
it, along with other distributions. Joel (also of Infomagic) will be
calling me back later, and I'll have to speak with Ian Murdock (anyone
have his new phone number - he moved last week). Then we will write an
announcement to debian-announce and linux-announce to make it clear
that this is development software and not suited for a
non-debian-developer to install.
I think they meant well, but putting someone's software on a CD without
telling them is dumb. However, it won't help Debian if we make a lot of
noise about it in a negative way.
We can't put stuff like this where just anybody can download it any
longer. Especially, we can't do that and call it "1.0". This isn't
entirely Infomagic's fault, in my opinion.
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