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

>>>>> On Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:24:00 +0100
>>>>> dr@jones.dk(Jonas Smedegaard)  said:

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

The boilerplate files is under DFSG-free license. And if the github
repository is closed, we can host git repository on other location.

> 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.

Twitter is only a example. There are several pacakges which depend on
private company services.  If you think it is a problem, you should
also claim to remove several packages which depend on Google API.

> 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.

Whether upstream author agree or not, I can ship the package with
snapshot files.  Because these are free. But I don't think it is
needed unless there is a cleary policy-violation.

> Regards,
>  - Jonas
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