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Re: drop or keep non-free - from users viewpoint

On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 05:56:31PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> Almost the complete debian.org infrastructure got rebuilt after the
> compromise in like, two weeks? 

Eh? It got diffed against known-uncompromised copies and re-enabled.

> That was several orders of magnitude more
> work than it will take to migrate non-free to nonfree.org.

Setting up a server and maintaining it are separate issues; both are
needed for "nonfree.org". While the former's offputting, I'd be more
concerned at the latter -- keeping the software up to date, fixing bugs
that are specific to your circumstances, dropping spam from the BTS,
managing new maintainer requests, keeping in sync with Debian policies,
trying to convince Debian to do something differently to help you out,
all seem like a lot of extra work for no gain over what we've currently
got to me.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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             Linux.conf.au 2004 -- Because we could.
           http://conf.linux.org.au/ -- Jan 12-17, 2004

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