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Re: trayer_1.1_i386.changes REJECTED

On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 07:09:01PM +0000, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> >>From the changelog:
> >
> >   * Upstream has abandoned the program, so the package is now Debian
> >     native.
> Switching upstreams does not make a package native.

How so? There is no reason why a package where the upstream and the
Debian Developer are one and the same person could not be native.

I know it is fancy and modern to think that Debian native packages
should only be used for things that are specific to the Debian
infrastructure, but there is nothing in policy that requires that, and
indeed several packages (including, e.g., offlineimap) are distributed
as such.

Of course making a package Debian native can have downsides, and anyone
considering doing so should weigh these downsides against the benefits
that going native may or may not bring them; however, if they choose to
do so, there is no reason for them not to do so. As it should be.

The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.

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