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Re: Intent to package: eggdrop


	I guess we shold also remove rm. That program can be downright
 nasty in the hands of the uninitiated. What about mkfs? oh, man, the
 kind of damage _that_ does. Oh, you say that that can only harm the
 local machine? Well, we should take away all the MTA's then (is spam
 not 80% of all traffic now?). And all the mail user againts (quite
 dangerous in the hands of the uninitiated, and can reall mess up
 peoples mailboxes).

	Since when have we refused to package things cause they are
 ``dangerous'' or not the right religion? Stopping egg drop is a bad
 precedent (it is not as if egg drop is not freely available at

	If you do not make mistakes, you can't learn that much

>>"Remco" == Remco Blaakmeer <remco@Cal011205.student.utwente.nl> writes:

Remco> This has been discussed before, after you proposed to do this
Remco> on 'Mon, 17 Nov 1997 07:34:31 -0500'. The outcome was that it
Remco> might be too dangerous to package a program that can do as much
Remco> damage as an IRC bot can do when it is improperly
Remco> configured. You might want to check out the discussion at
Remco> http://www.nl.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9711/threads.html#00801

Remco> The consensus about this may have changed since then, so I'm
Remco> not saying you should not package it. However, think twice and
Remco> discuss it on debian-devel before you do so.

	In this case, I think the consensus would not be achievable. I
 for one shall oppose any attempts to bann a package cause it may be
 to dangerous for our users. This is not an elite cabal. I see that
 netgod has already uploaded; if he backs out, take this as an intent
 to package eggdrop.

	I apologize of this sounds confrontational; that was not my
 intent, but it has begun to sound that way (even to me ;-)


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