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Re: Updated proposal for improving the FTP NEW process

Simon McVittie wrote:

> Are binary-NEW packages more likely to violate the DFSG than randomly
> chosen packages? 

I can't speak to a randomly-selected package, but IME entirely new source
packages are less likely have problems IME than older ones that Just
Visiting, thus ...

> If the goal is to trigger periodic copyright/licensing
> review of already-accepted packages […]

... there is some merit the current system where (for example) a SONAME
bump of some package gets a cursory glance by a member the FTP team.

The team is already — err — arther stretched so an expectation of them
performing DFSG-checks of random packages seems a little optimistic.


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