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Bug#748799: ITP: dogecoin -- peer-to-peer network based anonymous digital currency

On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 5:01 PM, Keng-Yu Lin <kengyu@lexical.tw> wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: "Keng-Yu Lin" <kengyu@lexical.tw>
> * Package name    : dogecoin
>   Version         : 1.7.0
>   Upstream  :  Shibetoshi Nakamoto <billym2k@gmail>
> * URL             : http://dogecoin.com/
> * License         : MIT/X
>   Programming Lang: C, C++
>   Description     : peer-to-peer network based anonymous digital currency

It's great that you're looking into dogecoin. Just be aware of the
problems with litecoin and bitcoin in the archive, namely that
upstream developers for those projects have concerns over how Debian
does stable releases. Network fixes can't be released/patched and
users end up with broken and potentially network damaging nodes.

Both litecoin and bitcoin cannot propagate to testing because of those
issues. I do not know about dogecoin's development, but if there are
similar concerns you should look into filing an RC bug against
dogecoin to prevent it from migrating to testing.

Also, there is a bitcoin packaging team (Debian Bitcoin Packaging Team
<pkg-bitcoin-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>), you can maintain it
under that umbrella if you'd like so that others can help sponsor/bug
fix/update if you'd like them too.


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