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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 02:41:31PM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > It behoves us as distributors to check, no matter how hard it is.
> >
> > If you think that sounds like too much work, maintain a different package.
> If you don't stop writing crap like this, I really think I *will* stop
> maintaining these packages.

I don't see what your problem is.

If we were suggesting some totally arbitrary and time consuming task, then I
could understand your concerns. However, you should be checking each file as a
part of your packaging, all that is being requested is that you document this
for the FTP masters and our users.

The focus here should be on producing quality software, with a rigorous and open
process, so that people can be confident that what we're shipping is totally
free software. Cutting corners to save a bit of time, simply because a package
is large, does not seem to fit well with this goal. Hence my suggestion that if
a package you are maintaining seems like too much work, perhaps it would make
sense to collaboratively maintain it.


Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater

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