Re: Claiming the "debian" account on GitHub ? (was: Re: Packaging on GitHub ?)
Le Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 01:55:21PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli a écrit :
> - but if DDs, on a personal basis, want to take care of accounts named
> "debian" on non-free services, they are of course free to do so.
> Trying to forbid that would resemble very much censorship and I think
> it should be avoided. Also, if those accounts must exist --- and it's
> very difficult to avoid they do --- it is better to have someone
> trusted by the Debian Project in control of them
> - in terms of communication, I strongly encourage the people in control
> of those accounts to prominently advertise that they are non-free (why
> this is bad for their users, if space permits) and point to
> alternative free/federated solutions
Dear Stefano and everybody,
Thanks to the help of the GitHub admins, I now own the "Debian" organization
account on GitHub, and placed a README with a disclaimer.
I have not added links to their competitors, as I think that it would be
bad taste, but yes, I invite every developer to consider Free alternatives
such as Gitorious or Branchable.
This account will only be used to mirror Debian source package that are
maintained in a Git repository, and for which the upstream sources are
developed on GitHub.
The README being itself a Git repository, I can only say... patches welcome !
Have a nice day,
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan