Re: Need for launchpad
On Sun, Jan 08, 2006 at 11:25:28AM +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> On Sunday 08 January 2006 09:49, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 08, 2006 at 09:02:09AM +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> > > On Sunday 08 January 2006 07:27, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 03:19:42PM -0500, Frans Jessop wrote:
> > > > > Ubuntu's launchpad is amazing. Do you think it would be helpful if
> > > > > all DD's worked through it on their projects? Wouldn't that keep
> > > > > things more organized and efficient? Or perhaps Debian could build
> > > > > its own version of launchpad which is better. Again, I think it
> > > > > would do a good job keeping everything organized an efficient.
> > > >
> > > > The day when working on Debian requires the use of a web interface
> > > > will be the day that I hunt down and painfully kill the person
> > > > responsible for doing it.
> > >
> > > Luckily that the bts of Launchpad has a mailinterface..which is quite
> > > nice. So some other parts will have mailinterfaces as well, and some
> > > other goodies where someone can attach some nice cli tools.
> > Which nobody except the Blessed Few (being those who have signed the NDA
> > allowing them access to the Launchpad code) can modify or enhance.
> Everything what is on https://wiki.launchpad.canonical.com/ is free to use.
> Read and think again. Or use another example: Amazons code is not free to
> see, but you can use the interfaces described in their developers documents,
> same applies to google api.
> So where is the difference? Everybody is playing with public interfaces, where
> the sourcecode is non-free. But nobody complains. Without google e.g., as a
> free, but sourcecode-non-free service, most of the people here, even the cli
> guys are lost.
Yes, but nobody has proposed making those non-free services a core part
of Debian development. Yet Frans proposes we do so with Launchpad.
> Oh, I never signed an NDA, so I've never seen the code, actually I'm not
> interested in the code, because if I have a problem with the result, I can
> file bugs against this products, or bug the maintainers of the code in their
> present irc channel :)
Surely you see this is not good enough for Debian though?
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>