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Re: where do NEW packages go?

On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 07:57:37PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Sun, 19 May 2002, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 04:08:13PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > > As I see it, Debian GNU/Hurd can, at most, be a system that helps people
> > > install, test, hack on, and play with, the Hurd as it is now. 
> > 
> > It indeed helps us with that. But we want it to make a real operating
> > system for general use.
> You want to make the GNU system a real operating system for general
> use. Debian already is a real operating system for general use, so you
> can't *make* it that way.

Debian is a distribution.
> > > It can never
> > > fulfill RMS' dream he wrote down in the GNU Manifesto; consider the fact
> > > that Debian and GNU define 'Free Software' in a different way.
> > 
> > Not really.
> Uhh, yes. GNU defines 'Free Software' by defining what 'Freedom' means,
> and how that applies to Software. Debian defines 'Free Software' by a list
> of properties a license should have; if they all apply, the software can
> be called 'Free' according to Debian.

The DFSG are just guidelines, not definitions.
> > The only incompatible I know of is the atistic
> > license.
> Think FDL.

You said "free software".
> > A very big part of Debian is implementing the GNU Coding Standards
> > upstream. Why change it in Debian?
> One could also argue that a very big part of Debian implements the FHS
> upstream. This argument is bogus.

That would be compatible, the other way around isn't.

Jeroen Dekkers
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