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Re: [internal-projects] [Debian-multimedia] Start an official internal project!

Il 12/02/2003 alle 16:14:16, +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine ha scritto:
> Marco
> I knew DeMuDi project by discussions about 'Linux & Music' 
> with Raffaele De Tintis and Michele Lomuto (people you probably know).
> My first impression is that the project needs more transparency
> and use of standard collaborative tools to improve and grow.
> This is true independently by its involvement as a sub-project
> in Debian.
> A developers mailing list needs to be available asap.
> The same for a cvs repository. All full-time available.
> Also a todo list and a document of intents are necessary
> at this stage.
> This is just my 2 cents ideas...

Hi, yes indeed you are right, and i agree with you and this is what
makes me think that is obviously time to have an official debian-multimedia:

In fact the structure of Debian is transparent and well known by
maintainers and users, so you dont have to reinvent it...is there.
cvs, collaborative tools, translation, access to documentation all
this exists and has a structure in Debian.  Not that DeMuDi was not
transparent, fact is that Debian has a huge amount of people involved
while DeMuDi, even under the umbrella of the AGNULA project with money
from the EU commision is still a few people project and it is of
course hard to keep track of everything, tasks in Debian are divided
amongst the volunteers while DeMuDi ends up being a *one man made
distribution*, or two/three, but it is still a little number if you
want to come up with a good work.

So if the project has not been transparent enough it is because a lack
of resources and behind our real purpose, which was exactly the
contrary of what might appear.

Plus a project like DeMuDi asking for Debian people contribution
might be seen with suspect (i.e. are they making money out of it...and
me?), while it would be more practical, fair, clean and clear if
debian-multimedia exists as an official internal project and if needed
the internal project might ask for those funding when/if it will be

thanks for your input.


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