[consult] Call for Community Consultation - Software Repository
matt.pounsett at cira.ca
Thu Jan 17 11:00:57 EST 2008
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On 2008-Jan-16, at 15:14, Member Services wrote:
> 1. Should software in this repository be restricted only to
> contributions that are licensed to be in the public domain? If so,
> license should be used (GNU/BSD/others)?
I don't see any reason to restrict based on licensing. As long as
the software is relevant to interaction with ARIN, and ARIN is acting
simply as a distribution point, then I don't care if it's "gold
plated" (as RS puts it) commercial, public-domain no-license-
required, or anything in between.
However, if the prevailing wisdom of the community is that this
should be limited to open source licenses, then I think it should be
open to *all* such licenses, not just one or two.
> 2. Should the repository allow separate developers facilities to
> maintain code directly (tools like subversion) or be a static-read
I don't see any reason for ARIN to get involved in providing
development tools. A static ftp/http (or whatever) based
distribution service is plenty.
> 3. Should the repository only house collections that reflect ARIN's
Yes. There are plenty of mirror sites out there for other software.
The value in having ARIN provide a software repository is in knowing
that is where one can get software related to dealing with ARIN
data. If people have to wade through unrelated software to find what
is relevant then that value is diminished.
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