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Re: Debian for third party (read: propietary) apps/vendors

On 29-03-13 10:45, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> As Moray said, we should advertise more heavily why it's useful to
> package for Debian. But I think that we should also aim at making it
> easier to:
> - package that software as proper Debian packages
> - distribute that software inside Debian (when it is legally possible)
> That means:
> - providing more/better documentation about packaging

I agree with this. This is why I proposed[1] a while back to look into
clarifying which parts of policy really only apply to "packages uploaded
to Debian", as opposed to "packages for local use", which may have
different requirements in some cases.

There wasn't any response to that mail, however, which lead me to think
there wasn't much interest in that proposal.

> - providing easier access paths to Debian (e.g. facilitate finding a
>   sponsor)

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/2013/01/msg00081.html

Copyshops should do vouchers. So that next time some bureaucracy
requires you to mail a form in triplicate, you can mail it just once,
add a voucher, and save on postage.

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