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Re: [gNewSense-users] Status of licences for MAIN packages.

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Status of licences for MAIN packages.
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 21:23:32 +0100

This idea sounds fine to me, Ringo. 

Any thoughts (anyone) on the best way to implement Ringo's great idea?  Anybody have other ideas?



On 31/05/07, Ringo Kamens <address@hidden> wrote:
Is there any reason why the reporting can't be decentralized and
managed on the wiki? For instance, a package list would be put on the
wiki, with each package having its own page and then people can write
on that page what they did. Once a package is verified (including
dependencies) then its status could be updated to fully free on the
main package page.
Comrade Ringo Kamens

On 5/31/07, Chris Andrew <address@hidden> wrote:
> Patrick,
> Thanks for your mail.  I'm a bit out of the loop on this one.  From your
> message, I gather that personal information has been transmitted on IRC
> channels.  The only info I give out is my email address.  Should people want
> to use "open source" (as in intelligence tools available to the public)
> tools, such as Google searches, then they will be able to put together a
> profile of me.  Whilst this is of some concern, I feel that it is a risk
> that can be managed.
> The GNU/Linux community would struggle to progress without IRC and email, so
> I feel that people should be careful with the information they give out, but
> carry-out a risk analysis to assess whether the risk can be offset against
> the benefits that the masses can gain from "more-free" software, and the
> inherent security benefits that this software delivers.
> In essence, the benefits (IMHO) outweigh the risk.
> If I have missed the point, then I apologise.
> Many thanks,
> Chris.
> (If you respond, then  could you do it to the mailing list, so that others
> can benefit from the discussion)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Patrick Frank <address@hidden>
> Date: 31-May-2007 19:42
> Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Status of licences for MAIN packages.
> To: Chris Andrew <address@hidden>
> On 5/31/07, Chris Andrew <address@hidden> wrote:
> > For those of you that have put your name down for the checking of licences
> in MAIN, can you let me
> > (MAIN package coordinator) know whether you have done any checking, to
> date.
> With me there are many other people who are willing to support Open Source
> projects by their
>  time and work power.
> I would be curious to have a feedback from people like you, regarding my
> mailing list posting
> about the privacy issues on Freenode IRC. And I would like to know what you
> personally think
>  about such conflict situations, where conflict management obviously fails,
> because people in
> a moderating role have colliding personal interests.
> --
> greetings,
> Patrick Frank
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