debian-multimedia.org considered harmful - redux
fabian at greffrath.com
Thu Apr 12 14:39:17 UTC 2012
Am 12.04.2012 14:26, schrieb Stefano Zacchiroli:
> I'd appreciate your feedback on it.
thank you very much for the draft.
However, sadly, I doubt this will lead us anywhere. I do not believe
that Christian will ever change the domain name of his repository now
that it is that established - and I am not sure if this is really
something we should demand from him. So, IMHO, step (2) will never happen.
OTOH, we have approached Christian several times before with words
similar to what you used in the draft. I don't expect that another
approach will change his mind and attitude regarding collaboration
with us - and I think that he knows himself quite well that the
package duplication that he introduces causes harm and pollutes the
Debian package name space. That's really nothing we we should need to
educate him about at all.
I think there are two other steps that we can demand from him:
(1) There should be a clear statement/disclaimer on the d-m.o homepage
telling users that this is an unofficial repository that is not
affiliated to Debian in general and the pkg-multimedia team in
particular and that using packages from this repository is at own
risk. A properly worded disclaimer can be found e.g. on the medibuntu
(2) There should be a clarification on the homepage that the Donations
collected on the page are not targeted at Debian but only at d-m.o itself.
These two claims are IMHO absolutely important!
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