On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 06:02:10AM +0000, Chris Lamb wrote:
> Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
> > > > I know for a fact that quite regularly licence checks on binNEW packages
> > > > causes RC bugs to pop up.  I acknowledge it may be a burder for the ftp
> > > > team, but that reason alone probably deserves to keep binNEW as it is.
> > > 
> > > That would seem to justify some sort of randomized spot checks [..]
> >
> > Exactly.
> Whilst it does seem a little odd, there is some merit the current system
> where packages get essentially-arbitrary chosen for a cursory glance by a
> member the FTP team.
> The team is already rather time-limited so an expectation of DFSG-checks
> of random packages already in the archive seems a little optimistic.
"Let's abolish binary-NEW checks"
"They are useful to catch copyright problems as a byproduct"
"Maybe we should replace them with actual copyright checks on more
randomly selected packages"
"We don't have manpower"


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