Bug#697429: ITP: gitignore-boilerplates -- shell script for easily accessing gitignore boilerplate
That tool downloads from public repository. So it is not restricted
for github users. If you think that a package should not depend on 3rd
party's services, do you think that it is problem that Debian has
Twitter client packages?
>>>>> On Sat, 05 Jan 2013 17:38:19 +0100
>>>>> firstname.lastname@example.org(Jonas Smedegaard) said:
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> Quoting TANIGUCHI Takaki (2013-01-05 16:41:57)
> > I can't understand what is the main point.
> > Do you think "connect to github" makes some kind of license problem?
> Not a license problem, but a tool that only works in concert with a
> non-free service arguably belongs in contrib, not main.
> Even if acceptable in main, my point is that the Debian user experience
> would be improved by enhancing the tool to not rely on github service by
> default, only optionally.
> I can understand how such independence from Github my very well not be
> an issue for (direct) Github users - but in that regard Debian users and
> Github users are not the same.
> - Jonas
> * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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