[Discuss] OSHWA creates one database to rule them all ...

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 23:04:33 UTC 2014

I dunno. But you probably wouldn't call it "one database to rule them all"
and it probably wouldn't have much to do with creating the incentives
necessary to get people to even care about packaging in the first place.
Both of the things that got this particular thread started.

At least a metadata "business card" type thing could clearly specify which
packager a project used. You wouldn't have to track someone down on chat or

On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Bryan Bishop <kanzure at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Matt Maier <blueback09 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> With a standardized "business card" we could at least get most of the
>> projects indexed and searchable even if they remain hosted on different
>> platforms.
> What do I call packaging that isn't about the problem of discoverability
> so that I don't upset others who share your opinion? Curious to here what
> you would consider to be necessary to make it obvious that I am talking
> about a different concept.
> - Bryan
> http://heybryan.org/
> 1 512 203 0507
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