Re: Possibly moving Debian services to a CDN
> All the tools currently running the Debian mirror architecture. Some
> mirrors may run an FTP mirror on a non-free software, but they don't
> *have* to, and we unfortunately can't control that.
No, they can't. You can't route a packet through the public internet
without it hitting non-free software. Heck, you can't get a normal
server that will run without non-free software. (If nothing else,
firmware for the ethernet controller or the firmware for the EC or
This is not a two-tone discussion and trying to make it one will not
lead to a useful outcome.
> Yes, it's extra work, but it's feasible. The question is: do we want to
> keep on running our own CDN, or do we want to give up?
> I say we should keep doing it. Autonomy is important for our
> community. And a commercial CDN will come with strings attached - Gimp
> just moved off Sourceforge for that reason...
It's not a vote, and it's easy for the people who do not have to do
anything but send mails to a mailing list to say «we should spend more
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are