Re: Moving contrib and non-free of master.debian.org
Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > I thinks that's even not clear enough, because the "debian.org" part makes
> > it somehow official again.
> > Personally, I would prefer "unofficial.debian.org".
> I like this idea.
> > Even those who know nothing about the Debian Social Contract should know
> > what that means.
> unofficial.debian.org depoliticizes the split somewhat. I feel this is a
> "good thing" though not everyone would agree, I am sure. Furthermore it
> solves the sticky problem of lumping contrib in with non-free on this
> site. Both are unofficial, i.e. not part of "main". But both are not
> I only have one problem with "unofficial". People are used to unofficial
> (beta) releases of software being the "good stuff" ... the latest-and-
> greatest-with-all-the-bells-and-whistles. I don't think this is the
> message we want to send. So I'm kind of on the fence as to whether
> "nonfree" or "unofficial" would be better because of this.
Call it maybe "extra" ... I rose by any other name smells as sweet?
main.debian.org and extra.debian.org ???
or maybe other.debian.org???
'main' is 100% free stuff
'extra' or 'other' is mostly but not completely non-free!
That way, yes you don't have the 'contrib'ers feeling like second class
debianites even though their stuff IS FREE, and just depends on other non-free
stuff to work.
Wham Bam... hmmmmm
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