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Re: Unofficial projects related with Debian.

On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 11:58:45AM -0300, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> Hi,
> Why Debian Desktop subproject is on official website
> and many others[1] aren't? The Debian Desktop is a good
> initiative, but there are many others that are being
> excluded from the website.I've some ideas:
> - Guidelines to Debian subprojects (Do you known
>   what are the official and unofficial subprojects now?);
> - List the subprojects in two areas of the website:
>   * Developers' corner, to subprojects in initial state;
>   * A new area called: Subprojects, containing full
>   information about the subprojects considered mature.
> [1] = "Mono for Debian", ipv6 (is it official or unofficial?),
> "ddtp", ...

I don't think there is any definition for what an "official" Debian
subproject is.  And even if there were, whether it's on www.debian.org or
not would not be a reliable indicator.  I choose to use www.d.o for Debian
Jr. because it is convenient for me to keep the pages there.  Other
subprojects that might be considered "official" (whatever that means) are
hosted elsewhere presumably because it is easier for the subproject leader
to do so.

Debian Jr. is a personal subproject[0] within Debian.  It is my chosen area
of focus for Debian, and as such, the only "blessing" I have had from the
Debian project for it is the little parcel of web space I have for the
Debian Jr. home page and the mailing list.

That being said, there is certainly a difference between "projects which
fork Debian to make a new distro (i.e. providing own versions of existing
Debian packages)" vs. "projects which add packages of their own (outside
Debian) to extend Debian" vs. "projects which include all of their packages
in Debian itself (or at least extend Debian's infrastructure itself, if the
project doesn't have any packages of its own)".  Debian Jr. is of the latter
sort.  Which of these three kinds of projects are Mono, ipv6, and ddtp?

[0] By "personal subproject" I don't mean to undervalue the contributions
others have made.  I'm certainly grateful for the input and support I have
received from others both inside and outside the Debian project. I mean
simply that it was born out of my personal interests, and remains primarily
the work of one person: me.  So again, I don't know what "official" means in 
this context.

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