Bug#473439: debian-policy: Debian Policy inconsistent with Developer's Reference
Russ Allbery writes ("Bug#473439: debian-policy: Debian Policy inconsistent with Developer's Reference"):
> "Adam D. Barratt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > For what it's worth, and possibly to add more confusion, dak uses the
> > term "component" in this case.
> Also, I guess my first reaction isn't as conclusive as I'd like, since
> Section, the control field, is actually used for both.
This may be mindless political bikeshedding but I thought I should at
least point it out: our official position is that `non-free is not
part of Debian'. If we call it a `component' we would seem to be
So as a purist, I would prefer `category'. `Area' works too since it
refers to an `area' in the FTP site.