Duplicate effort on "unofficial" packages

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Fri Sep 4 11:50:50 UTC 2009

Hi Daniel,

by chance I have seen that you are still working on unofficial Debian 
packages at <http://git.debian-maintainers.org/> (I personally 
believed you dropped this effort some time ago).

However, I think you should know that siretart and me are working on a 
similar project called debimedia that we are going to announce RSN. 
Some background can be found at 
<http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia/debimedia>. All packages will 
be maintained by the pkg-multimedia team and can be found in the 
appropriate git repositories (in the master.extra branch for extra 
packages to packages already in Debian).

I would like to avoid that two similar projects are doing duplicate 
effort and maybe announce similar services in the near future (which 
would be embarrasing). Therefore I'd like to invite you to take part 
in debimedia development and join forces with us! Since we currently 
only overlap in the lame package and most of the other packages you 
prepared are non-free, we could consider a separate non-free section 
for debimedia as well, but I'd like to discuss this with Reinhard 
first when he comes back from his honeymoon.


Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

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