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Re: Debian Science Policy

Am Dienstag, den 27.01.2009, 14:21 +0100 schrieb Sylvestre Ledru:
> Le mardi 27 janvier 2009 à 13:38 +0100, Daniel Leidert a écrit :
> > Am Dienstag, den 27.01.2009, 08:40 +0100 schrieb Andreas Tille:
> > > On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > > 
> > > > ... how you come to the idea to dictate a
> > > > policy?!?!?! And: *If* we (all the teams and maintainers) ever agree on
> > > > one mailing list, then it will definitely not be an Alioth list.
> > > > debian-science exists.
> > > 
> > > I understand the RFC as an attempt to find a common ground for packaging
> > > of those packages that use
> > > 
> > >   Maintainer: Debian Science Team <debian-science-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>
> > 
> > I disagree. The policy documents itself as a general policy about
> > "Debian Science" and not as a local applicable packaging guideline.
> If I understand correctly, changing the title of the policy from 
> "Debian Science Policy Manual"
> to
> "Debian Science Maintainers Policy Manual" or "Debian Science Team
> Policy Manual"
> will make you happy ?

It will make me happy, if a policy applicable to
debian-science.alioth.d.o would try to avoid phrases like "Debian
Science" or "Debian Science Team" or "Debian Science Maintainers" in the
context of its own scope. IMHO this is disrespectful to all the
maintainers and packaging teams who contribute to the idea/effort of
"Debian Science". If you replace "Debian Science" in all these contexts
with "debian-science", I can perfectly live with that. Please don't
hesitate to describe the "special" function of debian-science (as a
pick-up place or coordination place [1], or ...). 

PS: I don't care, if guys at debian-science.alioth.d.o write a "Debian
Science Policy". I can imagine a lot of topics for such a policy (for
users, authors and packagers) trying to help the effort of "Debian
Science" and I will happily throw my ideas into the ring for discussion.
I also don't care, if prospective authors want to maintain such a
document from the debian-science repository.

[1] ... but then please *do* coordinate

Regards, Daniel

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