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Re: Moving contrib and non-free of master.debian.org



On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 12:40:14AM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > Good point but (in the rest) I think you carried it to far.. to an extreme.
> 
> Deliberately so, but still. Sometimes painting a horror picture can focus
> attention - As I said at the bottom, I feared a rehash of the merits of
> names debate.
Understood..

> > I don't see that as part of the proposal.. any of it.  Where would apt not
> > have a comment section in the sources.list that said, for other packages...
> 
> Indeed, it isn't, all those things fall under the category of
> 'implementation details'. Ask the people involved, as I did, for their
> feelings on the subject and that is a very real set of subsequent events.
> You are asking why, I am saying that is how the people who are going to do
> it have considered doing it, the proposal doesn't cover it so the various
> teams in charge make the choices.
And it's the choice of the maintainer, true.  But since it's implementation
details or -policy?  We already knew that the archive split was to
contentious to be solved by Manoj's policy method, but once settled, isn't
-policy the place to hammer out the details?

> > Why can the web site not say, "information on other packages not part of
> > Debian" and point to non-free.d.o.  Why does there have to be a seperate
> 
> For that you'll have to ask RMS - he suggested that idea, I have no idea
> if anyone intends to pick it up, but voting in a proposal like this is a
> strong starting point for such things.

I could be wrong, it's been a few months, but I think RMS accepted the link
as above and didn't say anything about seperate FTPMasters or upload
mechanisms when I talked to him about this at Linux World Expo.  Maybe
somebody else has more information...???
(I know what RMS wants in his heart-of-hearts might be different than what
he asks for...)

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