On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 10:22:42PM +0200, Chris Lamb wrote:
> Mattia wrote:
> > > After a hint from doko, I've started work on an official-looking spec
> >
> > Lamby pointed out that this is not something debian-related, so it would
> > be great to have it outsite a debian.{org,net} site.
> > 
> > OTOH also the howto is not strictly debian-related, and both documents
> > are related to reproducibly.
> > 
> > My personal proposal is to merge the two documents and move them to a new
> > more meaningful url (under rb.d.n).
> I believe this would handicap adoption of SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH in the wider
> software community. 
> One thing we can learn from FreeDesktop.org, XMPP or even
> industry-format specifications such as CD-DA is that even though there
> is "obviously" a single actor heavily involved in the process, having a
> highly-focused descriptive document promotes adoption by abstracting and
> temporarily removing the vendor's influence from the equation.
> As a secondary, practical point, we ideally want to publish the
> SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH specification once and never change it, whilst the
> HOWTO could always be improved upon based on feedback and new ideas.
> This entirely disparate attitude towards changesets suggests that they
> should remain separate.

On a second though, I entirely agree with you.
I think I missed the point of the specification during my first thought.

BTW, thanks for taking the time to write this down :)

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