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Re: Moving away from (unsupportable) FusionForge on Alioth?

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 07:53:59PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 7:48 PM, Antonio Terceiro wrote:
> > This is a common misconception. DSA does *not* require that the service
> > is packaged. On the contrary, they say it's better if the service is
> > *not* from a package because this way the service admin does not need to
> > have root access on the machine where the service is hosted.
> Uhhh, I think that misrepresents DSA's position. For most things that
> might run on a future Alioth replacement, we would definitely want
> them packaged properly.

Right. IIRC that was said to me at Debconf16 about Debian-specific
services (such as ci.debian.net which was the context of my question).

It makes sense to prefer packages for something that has a proper
upstream that is not us, which is the case in this discussion.

In any case, it would be super useful to have this explicitly documented
at the DSA website.

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