Re: Proposed spec for external packages

Mike Milinkovich

On 04/08/2015 12:15 PM, Kate Stewart wrote:
I agree we should not depend on closed standards. However, the question is do we want to be able to reference to external packages that other systems are supporting?
Beats me. But to me the proposed solution looks much worse than whatever problem it is that you're trying to solve. Speaking of which, where is the document that describes the problem you're trying to solve?

My impression is that the consumers of open source software are trying to create a system to make it easier to identify and manage the artifacts used within their organization. Is that correct? If so, what I am missing is how you are going to motivate the producers of open source to use such a system. You're already getting our libre software for free. Why are we going to do more work to make your lives easier?

My apologies in advance if I'm completely off base here.

Mike Milinkovich
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