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Re: Unofficial projects related with Debian.

> 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.

The fact a project is hosted somewhere usually imply some special
relations to his host.

For instance, projects hosted by the FSF at freesoftware.fsf.org made
often people wrongly assume that the projects were officially FSF
For the same problem, you will not get a project in
www.gnu.org/software which is not a GNU Package.

There are many examples like that, not specifically related to
computers. If you get an article on the Washington Post website,
you'll probably think that the article is somehow directly linked to
the Washington Post, published by the Post and so think that the
newspaper is responsible for it's content.

So even if, for Debian people, being hosted on www.debian.org is not a
reliable indicator, it's highly possible that many persons rely on it.
Not being hosted on www.debian.org does not make an official project
unofficial but being hosted on www.debian.org will probably 
make it in some manner official for (maybe) a lot of visitors.

I do not say that's a problem, I don't know, it's up to you. My point
is just the fact that the host name is not something completely free
(as beer!)


Mathieu Roy
  Not a native english speaker: 

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