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Re: [Pkg-javascript-devel] Bug#877212: node-d3-color: B-D npm not available in testing

On Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 02:42:30PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
On Oct 03, Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@debian.org> wrote:

So, contrib is _explicitly_ meant for software that does not meet the
DFSG, not for random stuff that cannot be packaged for convenience or
different issues.
I am almost sure that when I joined the project contrib was also the
place for sub-standard packages.
While my memory could be faulty in some way since that was 20 years ago,
I know that my first package was first uploaded to contrib because of
technical reasons.

I vaguely remember that may have been true, but I also vaguely remember that there was a conscious decision that it was silly to distribute sub-standard packages...

Mike Stone

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