To build off of Zephaniah's questions: It is my belief that within Debian, sound solutions to technical problems find themselves implemented when good people are willing to do hard work to make them happen; and indeed, your biography shows that you have an impressive record of working hard to solve technical problems. Do you believe there are other, non-technical obstacles that prevent the implementation of a Debian "source forge" today? In other words, how do you believe being DPL will help you achieve the goal of creating a source forge for Debian? Steve Langasek postmodern programmer On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 05:39:10PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote: > Le Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 07:11:34AM -0500, Zephaniah E. Hull écrivait: > > 1: 1.1 Sourceforge for Debian developers. > > Have you considered other possibile names? > > For what seem like obvious reasons (to me and a few others) it seems > > like a bad idea to use the name. > Well, I used "sourceforge" because everyone knows what it is. But I > know that we should find a better name even if Sourceforge is not > a trademark (sourceforge.net is however afaik) to make it more obvious that > it's not at all related to the site that VA is running. > > In addition a few other alternatives for the management software > > should be considered before the sourceforge model is adopted. > I'm open for suggestions of course, but I choosed sourceforge > for several reasons : > - it's packaged within Debian; Roland Mas and Christian Bayle (who > isn't yet an official developer) are doing a great job maintaining > the package. > - sourceforge looks like the system that provides most of the > features one could expect of such a software. > > 2: 1.9 CVS repository for debian directories > > I think I can fit this to one very very simple question. > > Have you ever used CVS for any length of time with others? > Yes I do. I use it within Debian for debian-cd (and various other > modules where I have contributed, including debian-installer and some > documentation). I also use it for the development of logidee-tools > and several private software/website. > However, we may want to evaluate arch and/or subversion before deciding > the tool we'll use for that particular project. Even better, we may want > to make it work with the three systems.
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