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Re: Debian maintainers and the Launchpad

On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 12:35:21AM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:

> While this sounds like a very useful tool, AFAIK it is a proprietary
> service (for now?), and I wonder whether this clashes with part two of
> our social contract, at least with the spirit of it (as Debian obviously
> did not write it).  

The basis for your concern is not clear to me; can you elaborate?  Do you
interpret the social contract to mean that Debian developers should avoid
using certain web applications based on the licenses of the software used to
implement them?

> So while it will no doubt be useful to individual developers, whether
> Debian as a whole will be able to adopt this cooperate with it (as your
> last paragraph suggests: 'within Debian') would need to be discussed at
> some point.

I do hope that the system will be useful to Debian developers, but I have
made no such suggestion regarding any kind of position on the part of the
Debian project as a whole, nor is it typical for Debian to take such

 - mdz

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