Monday, 22 July 2013

Re: Source packages appropriate by default?

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 01:51:46AM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> I think most developers would believe the current situation is appropriate.

I disagree.

> By default users have the same access to source and binary packages and for a
> free software distribution, that is the ethically correct approach.

Indeed, but you never replied to my original response to your concern.
By "same access", do you specifically require the mechanism to be to
keep users' local apt caches maintained with source entries? If so, why
is such a mechanism necessary to fit the spirit of Free Software? If the
user still has easy access to the source, why is this not sufficient?

I'm happy to discuss what "easy access" might actually mean, but I see
no reason that it should require the waste of users' bandwidth and time.


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