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Re: Bits from /me: A humble draft policy on "deep learning v.s. freedom"




Hi Sam,

On 2019-05-23 15:33, Sam Hartman wrote:
> I don't think that's entirely true.

Yes, that's a bit cruel to upstream.

> Reproducibility is still an issue, but is no more or less an issue than
> with any other software.

Bit-by-bit reproducibility is not quite practical for now. The
refined definition of "Numerically Reproducible" is much better
and I use it as the default definition.

https://salsa.debian.org/lumin/deeplearning-policy#neural-network-reproducibility

> Consider how we treat assets for games or web applications.  And yes
> there are some confusing areas there and areas where we'd like to
> improve.  But let's be consistent in what we demand from various
> communities to be part of Debian.  Let's not penalize people for being
> new and innovative.

Agreed.