Re: Decision on R datasets
Stephen Gran <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> This one time, at band camp, Russ Allbery said:
>> Alioth already hosts non-free packages (such as packaging repositories
>> for Debian packaging for the non-free suite). I believe that the
>> current understanding is that Alioth and its associated systems, such
>> as the Git repository host, are not official debian.org systems in that
>> sense, although they are in the debian.org domain.
> I don't think this has been explicitly discussed and agreed to, I think
> this has just sort of happened and not been explicitly stopped. I also
> think that, largely, the result of that lack of process is OK, because
> people involved in Debian software development are largely sensible
> and/or largely want to do the right thing.
To take an example that's close to home, the NVIDIA driver packaging is
hosted on Alioth (and has been from before I was involved with it).
I think it is quite unlikely that any of the R packages that Charles is
working on are less free than the NVIDIA proprietary graphics drivers.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>