[IAEP] squeak/etoys accepted as free software... (was Re: Sugar on Ubuntu - Summary

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at vpri.org
Fri Nov 7 19:42:33 EST 2008

At Sat, 8 Nov 2008 01:32:49 +0100,
Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> >Part of the honest worry about these issues comes from very good 
> >reasons not to just trust everyone. But it also seems that e.g. Debian 
> >needs to widen its circle of trust to include experts in wider 
> >varieties of programming. There are plenty of trustworthy Smalltalkers 
> >and Squeakers, and there is absolutely no reason that some should not 
> >be on call to deal with perceived problems.
> If you mean that Debian ought to trust upstream to fix bugs and take 
> care of security issues _instead_ of its own package maintainers, then I 
> disagree: I believe *both* upstream and the distribution-specific 
> routines should be applied in parallel.

  I think he just means that Etoys is no different from others.  Etoys
is just happened to be written in a different language and there are
people who understands or can learn the language; none of what you
wrote in this email suggests Etoys needs to be treated differently.

-- Yoshiki

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