Bug#473439: pick consistent terminology for category/component/area
On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 03:37:37PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
> > index 24c9072..16919b2 100644
> > --- a/policy.sgml
> > +++ b/policy.sgml
> > @@ -293,7 +293,13 @@
> > <em>free</em> in our sense (see the Debian Free Software
> > Guidelines, below), or may be imported/exported without
> > restrictions. Thus, the archive is split into the distribution
> > - areas or categories based on their licenses and other restrictions.
> > + areas or components<footnote>
> > + The Debian archive software uses the term "component" internally
> > + and in the Release file format to refer to the division of an
> > + archive. The Debian Social Contract refers to distribution
> > + areas. This document uses the same terminology as the Social
> > + Contract.
> > + </footnote> based on their licenses and other restrictions.
The SC has this in it:
We have created "contrib" and "non-free" areas in our archive [...]
The packages in these areas are [...]
packages in these areas [...]
There is no combination with distribution.