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Re: Results of the meeting in Helsinki about the Vancouver proposal

On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 11:12:09AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 14:51:52 -0700, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>
> wrote:
> >On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 06:22:11PM +0000, W. Borgert wrote:
> >> On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 07:29:31PM +0200, Adrian von Bidder wrote:
> >> > really matters:  can we (the Debian project) maintain the port?  Thus I 
> >> > propose we only limit on the number of developers:  are there people who 
> >> > are willing and competent to maintain kernel, boot loader, platform 
> >> > specific installer bits, libc and toolchain?

> >> That sounds sensible.

> >It ignores the fact that every port is a drain on centralized project
> >resources, whether it has users or not.

> Even a userless port is a service to the community. I have, for
> example, a package whose upstream is a keen reader of our buildd logs
> to improve on his package's portability.

So we should spend 4-5GB of disk space per architecture on ftp-master.d.o
for ports with no users, just so upstreams can see how portable their code
is to architectures that have no users?

No thanks.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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