[Edu-sig] FW: RFS: python-visual - VPython 3D scientific visualization library

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sun Apr 3 14:07:49 CEST 2005

Floris Bruynooghe has created a VPython Debian distribution and is in
process of attempting to have it accepted as "official" Debian package.

Not being familiar with the process I am having trouble following the
dialogue - "sponsorship" vs. "adoption", etc.

Obviously I would like to see Floris successful.  This would, for example,
make is possible to see VPython available in the ubuntu "universe" of
packages. A very good thing, IMO.

Can anyone here help sort this out?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Smedegaard [mailto:dr at jones.dk] 
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2005 5:33 AM
To: Floris Bruynooghe
Cc: debian-edu at lists.debian.org; 112118 at bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: RFS: python-visual - VPython 3D scientific visualization

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On 02-04-2005 18:14, Floris Bruynooghe wrote:

> I have been packaging VPython for some time now and would like to get
> it into the main Debian archive.  There has been an ITP for this way
> back in September 2001 (#112118) which was retitled to RFP in December
> 2002 due to nothing happening with it.

> Hopefully I tempted someone to sponsor this package.

Are you requesting sponsorship or adoption of the package?

I have had a look at the package, and find your packaging very well
done. I'd like to adopt it if that's ok with you.

I do not, however, want to sponsor your package as part of you becoming
a Debian Developer (I _do_ want more Debian developers, I just don't
believe in the current package sponsoring logic).

If you later become a Debian Developer and want to take over official
maintainance of it for Debian, I'd be happy to hand it back to you.

So please tell me if it's fine with you that I adopt the package for
official Debian maintainance.


 - Jonas

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