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Re: Need for launchpad

On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 16:47:56 +0000, Martin Meredith <mez@ubuntu.com> said: 

> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Sure, as long as they change lauchpad to meet my workflow
>> requirements. This would mean letting me have a local repo, signed
>> remote repos, arch, email only interfaces, and not getting into my
>> way.  If they make changes to meet these requirements, I'll have
>> absolutely no problem throwing away tools I have worked on honing
>> for a decade or so and switching to launchpad. Oh, and release
>> launchpad under a free license, of course, so I don't make Debian
>> development rely on a non-free toolset, of course.

> Other than the email interface - they have most of that planned in
> hct :D

> https://wiki.launchpad.canonical.com/HCT

        Bazaar-NG does not yet do signed repos, unless things have
 changed since I last talekd to people on IRC. Of course, the
 show stopper is that launchpad is a service, and is run by a company
 who state, in the HCT FAQ linked to above:

,----[ https://wiki.launchpad.canonical.com/HCT ]
| 1.13. Will the source package import code be open source?
| Not at this time.

        Hmm. Not a strong commitment to the open source philosophy or
 anything like our social contract. So, can one trust any company like
 this to retain the service as librè service in the long run? Or only
 until enough people are hooked in?

        Unless such a service is a Debian controlled resource, or is
 fully GPL'd, and has open data, I do not think we  should tocuh it
 with a 10 foot pole.

"The lesser of two evils -- is evil." Seymour (Sy) Leon
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