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RFS: pdkindle

> On 11/24/2010 05:31 PM, joseph@photosessionsltd.com wrote:
>> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "pdkindle". Please note that I
>> am not currently a subscriber to the debian-mentors mailing list.
> and please, do not CC me, I read the list  :)
>> * Package name    : pdkindle
>>    Version         : 1.1.0-1
>>    Upstream Author : Joseph Patterson<joseph@photosessionsltd.com>
>> * URL             :
>> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/pdkindle
> This field is generally for the upstream URL where the source was
> obtained.

I am unwilling to pay for a fixed IP address so that my upstream source
IP is subject to change at the whim of comcast. I concur that sourceforce
might be a reasonable alternative (as noted below).

>> * License         : GPL
>>    Section         : text
>> It builds these binary packages:
>> pdkindle   - Public Domain reading program for plain text books
> Although I have not researched this, I am sure that Amazon has
> trademarked the word Kindle, so I'm not sure pdkindle would be a
> generally acceptable name without causing a ruckus at some point.

Perhaps renaming to "readaloud" might be a more benign package name.

>> My motivation for maintaining this package is: I first created it in
>> 2004
>> and continue to like it.
> Ah, you are upstream  :)  I would suggest at least a minimal site for
> upstream source tracking where new version tarballs can be found.  The
> debian/watch file is used by uscan to look for new versions on the
> upstream site.  It could be as simple as a github, bitbucket, or
> sourceforge page.
> I have not had any further look at the package, since these were my
> first couple reactions to your note.
> --
> Kind regards,
> Michael

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