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Re: Supporting armel/armhf in wheezy-lts

]] Raphael Hertzog 

I am not speaking on behalf of DSA here.

> The LTS period is about to start soon and we will send out an announce
> soon... it would be nice to be able to say a word about armel/armhf, so
> an official confirmation from ftpmasters/DSA would be nice.

So, I'm a bit divided on all this.  While the DMUP is heavy artillery
and we should be careful about invoking it, I think it crosses the line
in «Don't use Debian Facilities for private financial gain or for
commercial purposes, including consultancy or any other work outside the
scope of official duties or functions for the time being, without
specific authorization to do so.», so you need explicit authorization
before you start.

We have to balance multiple issues here: on one hand, LTS is clearly
useful.  On the other hand, Debian is a volunteer organisation and we
don't pay people to work on Debian.  By asking for donations for «Debian
LTS» and then paying folks to work on it, we're at least very, very
close to that line, if we don't cross it, somewhat depending on who «we»
are and how it's marketed and presented, and I think that is not
particularly clearly communicated today.

JFTR, for me at least, this isn't about wanting a piece of the action; I
don't want to be paid for my DSA work.  One option I've been toying
about with (but which I'm not sure is a good one) is that some portion
of the Debian LTS income go to Debian, rather than individuals.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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