[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two

Hoyt Duff hoytduff at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 20:49:55 CET 2010

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Maarten Vanraes
<maarten.vanraes at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Since the packages in that repository are there because they're
>> (potentially) encumbered by patents, why not call it for what it is,
>> "encumbered"?
>> --
>> Erin
> too difficult

I suppose that's why nobody liked "supernumerary". 8)

How about "segregated"? Oh, wait ...

The problem is that in all languages, words that mean "not part of the
group", "not one of us" or "not like us" all have negative
connotations for cultural reasons.

Perhaps we need an unrelated word that has meaning to Mageia, but
infers uniqueness without being pejorative.

I suggest calling it the "paris" repository, a place for unique and
useful applications that cannot be placed in any other repository for
whatever reason. Then perhaps any local repository of one-off packages
could always be labeled "paris-local" by default.


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