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Re: packages without internet source in fedora



On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 22:59 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 12:46:59PM -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > 
> > Obligating anyone to do anything with regard to how they choose to set
> > up what is essentially a new fork of a dead codebase is
> > absolutely..wrong.
> > 
> > If you want to always require that a codebase in the Fedora repository
> > has an identifiable upstream source location that's reasonable.  But
> 
> Indeed. That's the point. And then I don't want to force people, but
> push a model where we collaborate with other distros when reviving dead
> upstream. I really don't want to mandate something, but help those
> facing such case with documentation and procedure to lower information
> barrier and help coordinating with other distros in a case I think it
> makes sense.

Then how about a recommendation for abandoned upstreams to contact the
maintainers of this package in other distros. A SHOULD, not a MUST.

-sv



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