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Re: Clarifications

On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 01:35:51AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:
> > So why do we need to manage it and distribute it from our servers?
> > Because that's the best way to maintain quality control. Add-on packages
> > from the Debian project must meet the Debian project's policy, which
> Actually, some of these areas are dumping grounds for software that
> specifically cannot meat that policy.  

_That_ is a bug in policy, IMHO. contrib should not be a dumping
ground for poor quality packages. I have argued that on debian-devel
in the past.

> > We could manage non-free separately but quality control would suffer.
> People keep claiming this but nobody has yet shown why.

Namespace conflicts for one.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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