ITP MilkyWay

Frank S. Thomas fst at
Thu Jan 22 20:55:54 UTC 2009

Hi T-Bone,

On Tuesday 20 January 2009 23:29:56 Thibaut VARENE wrote:
> I've been in talks with the MillkyWay[0] guys recently, and they've
> agreed to release the code under GPLv3. Release v0.11[1] is now
> properly licensed, and thus I was considering packaging this cool app.

I've waited a long time for another application besides SETI at home to get 
released under a DFSG compliant license. Very cool indeed.

> Now I wonder how to do this properly: in particular, should this
> package be handled by the BOINC Maintainers or would you prefer I
> handle it directly? I was planning on building my package based on the
> current boinc-app-seti one...
> Thoughts, comments?

I'm with Rene here. BOINC related packages should be maintained under the 
umbrella of the Debian BOINC Maintainers and I invite you to handle this 
package as part of the team. You know that Steffen (or I?) added you to the 
pkg-boinc project two (or three?) years ago, so you already have the required 
permissions to use its infrastructure (Git repositores etc.).

BTW: I'm very interested how well (if at all) update-boinc-applinks copes with 
other applications.

Frank S. Thomas <fst at>           PGP public key ID: 0xDC426429
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