Re: OT to Debian [Was: RFC/ITP: Constitution of Finland]
On Thu, Apr 20, 2000 at 09:56:22AM -0400, Bob Hilliard wrote:
> Pedro Guerreiro <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Wed, Apr 19, 2000 at 04:46:37PM -0400, Bob Hilliard wrote:
> > > When the data section was first proposed on -policy, it included
> > > some proposed rules for what should go in data. These seemed to get
> > > lost along the way. I believe the original proposal provided that
> > > data files that required specialized programs to access the data in the
> > > intended manner would not go into the data section. This would
> > I'm sorry, but with this reasoning, wouldn't all data be out of 'data'?
> > IIRC, the data section came along because somebody wanted to package a
> > monstrous amount of scientific data (I really don't remember what this data
> > was all about). Well, wouldn't this data needed a "specialized program to
> > access" it? And consequently be moved out of the 'data' section?
> I think this "monstrous amount of scientific data" would need a
> specialized program or programs to process it, but it was not
> formatted to meet the requirements of any one specific program, and it
> could be accessed using standard tools.
Ok, I see what you mean, but that's not what I understand from my original
reading, nor by reading it again. You said:
"I believe the original proposal provided that data files that required
specialized programs to access the data in the intended manner would not go
into the data section."
>From this I understand that you are talking about _accessing_ the data, not
/me just being picky. :-)