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Re: Package descriptions and making them better

On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Michael Bramer wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 04:27:13PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 01:41:05PM +1000, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > > What's wrong with using the recently discussed Debian Translation Server for
> > > this. Add the language English and people can then submit corrected
> > > descriptions for each package.
> > 
> > Because that would be an ugly hack?
> No, this is not a hack. 

No, but it's "not done", IMHO. Translations are one thing; rewriting a 
description because you don't agree with the form or the contents is

I could agree with some "language comittee" that reviews descriptions and
makes _suggestions_ about _possible improvements_, but this crosses the
line between help and plain arrogance.

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be

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  -- From the movie "Antitrust"

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