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Bug#697429: ITP: gitignore-boilerplates -- shell script for easily accessing gitignore boilerplate

Quoting TANIGUCHI Takaki (2013-01-05 18:08:03)
> That tool downloads from public repository. So it is not restricted 
> for github users.

Question is not if the service is public, but whether the tool which is 
shipped with Debian is usable only in cencert with something not 

Is gitignore-boilerplates usable only with Github, then I believe 
gitignore-boilerplates should be in contrib (not in main).

> 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?

I do believe that tools usable _only_ with Twitter (not also e.g. a 
Twitter-compatible interface at Identi.ca) belongs in contrib, not main.


Independent(!) from the question of main versus contrib, my original 
point was (and still is) that I believe it would make a better 
experience for Debian users if gitignore-boilerplates as shipped with 
Debian could be made to not only do fetch-via-git-then-cache, but 
additionally (and, in my opinion, preferrably) do read-from-filesystem - 
and the package ship snapshots of the boilerplates offered upstream.


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