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Re: Data packages.

On Mon, 09 Feb 2009, Charles Plessy wrote:

> Le Sun, Feb 08, 2009 at 10:03:09PM +0100, Joey Schulze a écrit :
> > 
> > The data archive will contain huge packages that cannot be distributed
> > through the regular archive due to their sheer size.  The number of free
> > large data packages, such as medical and statistical data sets, and also
> > game data, is increasing and we ask for a new service to make them
> > available to Debian users.
> Dear Joey,
> that sounds very, very interesting! Is there a place where we can know better
> about this data archive? In Debian Med, we are already working on a system to
> get data and, and I am exploring the possibility to to use it to produce binary
> packages but no source packages. Would it be compatible with your plans?

The data.debian.org thing is actually Joerg's proposal, he first raised
it at http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00970.html last

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