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Bug#594542: debian-policy: add descriptions for main, contrib, and non-free archive areas


On Fri, 2010-08-27 at 18:16:21 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:
> > Actually, with the release of GNU/kFreeBSD variants for Squeeze, this
> > paragraph is not totally accurate.
> That's a very good point.

Yeah, I was about to comment on just that but then I saw Charles
mail. (It could also be argued that GNU/Hurd is also part of the
distribution, even though it has never been released.)

> > How about ‘Debian operating system’ ?  The other advantage I see is that
> > it avoids the paradox that the non-free packages that are distributed by
> > the Debian project are not part of the Debian ‘distribution’.
> I personally prefer Debian distribution and don't find that paradoxical,
> but I don't feel very strongly about it.

FWIW me too.

> > On the other hand, perhaps it is better to postpone this discussion
> > until the Squeeze release, and use the generic name that will be in the
> > title of the press release.
> Nah, I think this is a simple enough report that I'd rather resolve it
> quickly while we're talking about it.

I also checked for other instances in the current policy package and
I'm filing a new bug report with a patch for that.


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